FX has picked up a new comedy series that filmed its pilot episode in Okmulgee and written by a Native Oklahoman.
FX announced the eight-episode first season of Reservation Dogs on Tuesday and said that the series “follows four Native teenagers in rural Oklahoma who spend their days committing crime… and fighting it.”
Reservation Dogs, written by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, was directed by Harjo and shot in Okmulgee.
“As longtime friends, it was only natural that Taika and I found a project together, and what better than a show that celebrates the complementary storytelling styles of our indigenous communities––mine in Oklahoma and Taika's in Aotearoa,” said Harjo.
Casting was led by Casting Director Angelique Midthunder and features D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai (Creeped Out) as BEAR, Devery Jacobs (American Gods) as ELORA DANAN, Paulina Alexis (Beans) as WILLIE JACK and newcomer Lane Factor as CHEESE.
The pilot episode was filmed in Okmulgee and the show is expected to come out sometime next year.