Showing their commitment towards a majority Native American cast, WGN America has cast Alex Meraz as Dashiell Bad Horse, lead character in their TV adaptation of Scalped. Meraz is a member of the Purepecha (Tarasco) First Nation of Michoacan, Mexico. He was recently seen in Suicide Squad, not as the token Native American Slipknot who dies immediately, but as a member of Seal Team A. Progress.
The hard-boiled crime drama set on a Native American reservation was originally written by Jason Aaron and drawn by R.M. Guéra and ran for 60 issues at Vertigo.