Early this year it was widely reported that the former broadcast home of beloved New Mexico production, “Manhattan,” had picked up a new drama pilot with a contemporary Native American storyline from DC Comics.
The state is no stranger to superhero fare; from Marvel’s Avengers to Wolverine, Batman and Superman, New Mexico has seen its fair share of comic legends. And now it looks like the latest DC Entertainment superhero series will take shape in the Land of Enchantment.
New Mexico is slated to play host to the adaptation of the “Scalped” comic book series. Created by Jason Aaron and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo label, “Scalped” tells a modern-day crime story set on a Native American Indian reservation. It explores power, loyalty and spirituality.
Adapted for WGN America by writer Doug Jung (Dark Blue, Banshee, Star Trek Beyond), the crime/drama is expected to shoot in multiple New Mexico locations beginning very early next year. The pilot will be produced by Jung and Geoff Johns (The Flash, Justice League, Wonder Woman).
Stay tuned for local casting announcements and opportunities.