The machine behind WGN’s adaptation of Jason Aaron and R.M. Guéra’s comic book Scalped is kicking into high gear. We learned last weekend that Belgian directors Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi will direct the pilot episode, and now the production has its lead. Alex Meraz, best known for his role in the Twilight movie series, has been cast as main character Dashiell Bad Horse, according to a report from Deadline. The series is expected to have a predominantly Native American cast, which is unusual for a TV series.
Alex Meraz’s abs have also been cast in Scalped, playing the love interest of the audience.
Bleeding Cool’s Eliot Cole reviewed the pilot script for Scalped last month, if you want a sneak peek.