New Taika Waititi comedy given series order by FX

The comedy will explore the lives of four Native American teenagers in a rural part of Oklahoma.

FX has picked up Taika Waititi’s and Sterlin Harjo’s new half hour comedy Reservation Dogs for a full series.  

The coming-of-age story follows four Native American teenagers in rural Oklahoma as they fight crime while also committing it.  

It stars D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai as Bear, American Gods’ Devery Jacobs as Elora Danan, newcomer Lane Factor as Cheese and Paulina Alexis as Willie Jack.

Waititi and Harjo co-wrote the pilot with the latter directing and will serve as executive producers on the rest of the series. 

Reservation Dogs marks the second collaboration between FX and Waititi after the adaptation of his acclaimed mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows, which has been renewed for a third season. 

“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.”

There’s currently no release date for Reservation Dogs but it’s expected to premiere sometime in 2021.

Source: The Wrap

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