Scalped (TV pilot)

  • Drama
  • Crime story
Based on Scalped
by Jason Aaron
Developed by Doug Jung
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Single-camera
Production company(s)
Original network WGN America

Scalped is an American television pilot episode developed by Doug Jung and Geoff Johns for WGN America.[1] It is an adaptation of the comic book series Scalped created by Jason Aaron, and published by DC Comics under their Vertigo imprint.


"Scalped is a modern-day crime story set in the world of a Native American Indian reservation, and explores power, loyalty, and spirituality in a community led by the ambitious Chief Lincoln Red Crow, as he reckons with Dashiell Bad Horse who has returned home after years away from the reservation."[2]

Cast and characters

According to, the Pilot episode will feature an all Native American cast.[2]


In 2014 it was reported that WGN America is developing a live action TV show based on the Vertigo comic book series."[3] The Pilot order was given on March 7, 2016.[2]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
U.S. viewers
1"Pilot"TBADoug Jung[2]TBATBATBD


  1. "PILOT ORDERED FOR DC COMICS / VERTIGO ADAPTATION SCALPED". IGN. March 7, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "WGN America Gives Pilot Orders To 'Roadside Picnic' Strugatsky Bros. Drama, 'Scalped' DC Comics Adaptation". March 7, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  3. "DC's 'Scalped' Comic Book Series Headed to TV". Screenrant. April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
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