FX has granted a series order to Reservation Dogs, a Native American half-hour comedy series created by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit) and Sterlin Harjo (Barking Water, Four Sheets to the Wind).
The series follows “four Native teenagers in rural Oklahoma who spend their days committing crime… and fighting it” and stars 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.
“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. “We’re thrilled by the opportunity to tell the Reservation Dogs’ story with our amazing cast and crew, Garrett Basch, and the whole team at FX.”
“Sterlin Harjo draws deeply on his experiences as a Native Oklahoman to make Reservation Dogsa true-to-life and incredibly funny story of youth, courage and misadventures,” added Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment. “Taika Waititi lends his considerable talents to the series, helping Sterlin and their creative partner Garrett Basch produce a unique and original series we can’t wait for audiences to see.”
The project reunites Waititi with FX, which recently renewed his vampire comedy series What We Do In the Shadows for a third season.