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SCALPED: Alex Meraz Cast as Lead in Comic Book Adaptation [WGN America]

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Alex Meraz To Play the Lead in TV Series Scalped

Scalped has finally found it’s leading man in actor Alex Meraz for WGN America’s next new series. The Native American actor will be playing the role of Dashiell Bad Horse in the upcoming DC comic book adaptation of the acclaimed crime drama series set in the Native American landscape.

Deadline first released the news on the latest casting for the upcoming series. Based on the comics written by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera, the story follows Dashiell ‘Dash’ Bad Horse, a man who left his life behind fifteen years ago at the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation for a new beginning. After coming back home, he finds that nothing has changed much at ‘The Rez’, except for a new casino and his people now taken over by drugs and organized crime. Can he set things right or will be end up being a part of the new world order?

Meraz appeared in another comic book property, which was last year’s Suicide Squad and also had some appearances in The Twilight Saga and Bone Tomahawk. The actor is joined by Lily Gladstone, who will play Carol Red Crow, the estranged daughter of Chief Lincoln Red Crow and an old friend of Dash. The gritty crime drama promises to comprise of a predominately Native American cast.

Star Trek Beyond’s Dung Jung is penning the script for the pilot, which will be directed by Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi. What do you guys think of the casting?

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