DC Vertigo's SCALPED TV Show In The Works

THR report that WGN America is set to bring Jason Aaron's critically acclaimed DC/Vertigo crime noir title Scalped to the small screen, with Banshee's Doug Jung on script duties. Click on for more details.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/14/2014

DC Entertainment have yet another tv adaptation of one of their comic books in the works, this time at WGN America. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable network is developing a series based on the Vertigo comic, Scalped, which is a pretty great crime tale set on a Native American reservation. The series will be written by Banshee scribe Doug Jung. When I interviewed Prometheus actor Logan Marshall-Green a while back, he said if he could play any comic book character it'd be Dashiell "Dash" Bad Horse from Scalped..so maybe now's his chance!  Jason Aaron's Scalped launched in 2007 and ran for 60 issues, ending in 2012.
Source: THR
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LEEE777 - 4/14/2014, 1:18 PM
Bring it on!!!

More DC shows the better, though can't say I've read this one, thumbs.
MrCBM56 - 4/14/2014, 1:21 PM
Lmao. Dc trying to take over the small screen.
SuperCat - 4/14/2014, 1:23 PM
This sounds promising. Love "Banshee."
JoeMomma29 - 4/14/2014, 1:26 PM
JoeMomma29 - 4/14/2014, 1:27 PM
@ MrCBM

Ummm DC has taken over the small screen with animation and their television shows.......heck even you hate Smallville that show lasted for 10 freakin seasons.......
cipher - 4/14/2014, 1:28 PM
I tried readin' this a few years back. Only got a few issues in, and I barely remember 'em. I don't really remember why I stopped, though, but I do love crime/noir stuff..

Criminal,Incognito, 100 Bullets, Sin City, etc. I'm usually into that kinda shit, so I'll probably give Scalped another try.
JoeMomma29 - 4/14/2014, 1:30 PM
I really hope they decide to film this in New Mexico, we have such a strong Native American presence here.
cipher - 4/14/2014, 1:30 PM
Bendis' Powers.. that's another good one.
CaptainMurphy - 4/14/2014, 1:31 PM
DC now wins live action TV.
McGee - 4/14/2014, 1:33 PM
This is bullshit. F*ck WB/DC. They'll make a TV show out of this, but not the Flash or Green Arrow or......oh.

Never mind. Sorry about that guys.
MrCBM56 - 4/14/2014, 1:40 PM
@JoeMomma

I didn't mean to say they're "trying", I meant to say they ARE.
JoeMomma29 - 4/14/2014, 1:41 PM
@ MrCBM

OHHHHH, because you put the word trying in there. No worries.
anthonyEstark - 4/14/2014, 1:41 PM
Nice find @Ror, I got close... Again... :(
Brainiac13 - 4/14/2014, 1:52 PM
Another series I've yet to read.
FilmsFan - 4/14/2014, 1:54 PM
Is anyone counting?
Is it the 7th or 8th DC show!


Good stuff, DC!
Please now ANNOUNCE few (1/2 more) films that your planning I'm sure for a long time!
maninfinesuit - 4/14/2014, 2:03 PM
GURILLAPUD - 4/14/2014, 2:06 PM
Never heard of this, but i'll give it a try.
henchmen - 4/14/2014, 2:07 PM
@JoeMomma The story takes place in South Dakota. That landscape looks significantly different than New Mexico.
H3LLBLAZER - 4/14/2014, 2:07 PM
F*ck yeah, Vertigo! One of the many reasons why I love DC.
Pasto - 4/14/2014, 2:08 PM
You lost me at WGN America.
LEEE777 - 4/14/2014, 2:09 PM
MrCBM56 @ Trying? They always have and still are at present.
soberchimera - 4/14/2014, 2:15 PM
@Shadowpimp It's basically The Sopranos with Native Americans.
Battabing - 4/14/2014, 2:17 PM
WB is finally realizing the treasure trove they have in Vertigo.

Sandman (JGL) is on the way as is Fables, which is being developed by the Harry Potter producers.

They already have the Matrix (based on Grant Morrison's The Invisibles) and now Constantine is getting a pilot on NBC while Preacher is coming to AMC.

I hope they continue to mine Vertigo. I would love an Animal Man or Swamp Thing show on HBO or Showtime.
Dunejedi - 4/14/2014, 2:22 PM
This is a great series that definitely deserves tv treatment.
Mercwitham0uth - 4/14/2014, 2:24 PM
I read it a few years ago. It wasn't bad. They better cast a Native American as the lead character or else this show can eat shit.
IsaiahBradley - 4/14/2014, 2:30 PM
It's about time. I love that comic. It would be a great show or movie. I actually thought Quentin Tarantino would could make a dope Scalped movie.
soforizo - 4/14/2014, 2:38 PM
Love Banshee, but I don't remember seeing this comic.
MercwithMouth - 4/14/2014, 2:47 PM
Never heard of it...

Banshee is an awesome show, so it could definitely be interesting.

WGN can't be any worse than CW as a network, and CW has managed to make a successful CBTV show. I'm in.
KINGPEN266 - 4/14/2014, 2:48 PM
ALL MAN ONE OF MY FAVORITE COMICBOOK SERIES!(sees its coming on wgn america instead of hbo} FRICK ME!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
CherryBomb - 4/14/2014, 2:49 PM
WGN is giving us "Salem" which looks so amazingly good!
& pretty dark and creepy. Very excited for this!
Mothchild - 4/14/2014, 2:55 PM
Great news for DC. I will check out the comic

cisco77 - 4/14/2014, 3:04 PM
If you haven't read scalped, give it a read. You won't regret it.
Starlight - 4/14/2014, 3:29 PM
Where's my "100 BULLETS" TV series ???!!!!!
gamecreatorjj - 4/14/2014, 3:37 PM
The age of Comic Book Movies is ending, let us begin the age of Comic Book TV Shows!
TheDarkPassenger - 4/14/2014, 4:02 PM
Never heard of it, I'll look into it.

If were goin' with more Vertigo shows, I'd still love to see an adaptation of The Losers on USA or something. The movie didn't do the comic justice.
Mothchild - 4/14/2014, 4:09 PM
What's wrong with WGN?
KINGPEN266 - 4/14/2014, 4:19 PM
WGN IS A BOOTLEGG CW ,BUT NOT IN A GOOD WAY
soforizo - 4/14/2014, 4:34 PM
DC needs to get a show licensed to AMC, STARZ, Showtime or some other cable channel. Netflix would be great too.
Desrow - 4/14/2014, 5:03 PM
DC + AMC = Win

I hope someday I would see another a DC tittle adapted in AMC Network (well other than Preacher)
soforizo - 4/14/2014, 5:14 PM
@Desrow

You're right about Preacher. Would like another property on it.
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