Jason Aaron and R.M. Guéra’s Scalped, a DC Comics graphic novel series, is heading to television: WGN America announced Monday that they’ve greenlit a pilot for the show, executive-produced by The Flash‘s Geoff Johns and Banshee‘s Doug Jung.
Scalped, written by Aaron and illustrated by Guéra, first debuted in 2007. The pilot, which will feature a predominantly Native American cast, will look at what happens to a community on a Native American reservation when an old member returns after years away.
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WGN also gave the go to a pilot for an adaptation of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s 1971 novel, Roadside Picnic. The sci-fi series is set in a future version of Earth where aliens have lived and departed, and where humans are now trying to figure out the mysteries these aliens left behind. Transcendence‘s Jack Paglen, Game of Thrones‘ Alan Taylor, Preacher‘s Vivian Cannon, and The Fast and the Furious franchise’s Neal Moritz will executive-produce.