Filming wrap last week on Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi‘s Reservations Dogs and now we finally have a premiere date. FX posted the announcement on Twitter, while Harjo made the announcement on Instagram.
The show was filmed in Okmulgee, Oklahoma and stars D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Alexis and Lane Factor. The show also features who’s who in Native talent: Sarah Podemski, Zahn McClarnon, Elva Guerra, Dallas Goldtooth, and many more. Native directors Sydney Freeland, Tazbah Chavez, Blackhorse Lowe and others answered the call to help Harjo and Waititi tell the story. Every writer, director and series regular on the show is Indigenous and that’s amazing!
According the FX, the show description reads as follows:
Bear Smallhill (Woon-A-Tai) is destined to be a warrior, and a leader. The only problem is he’s not a good fighter, and the gang doesn’t really consider him the leader. But with the guidance of a questionable spirit guide, he just might get there. Elora Danan (Jacobs) may be the true leader of the group. But she’s so focused on getting to California, and so oblivious to her own power, that she often can’t see the beauty and goodness in herself and all around her. Smart-mouthed tough girl Willie Jack (Alexis) is the beating heart of the group. She’s always looking out for her crew. Meanwhile, Cheese (Factor) is the gentle, quiet ride-or-die who is so willing to go along with the group that he never stops to consider what his own dreams might be.
One year ago, Daniel, the fifth member of the Reservation Dogs, died. Struggling to make sense of the loss, the remaining four blame the reservation, its poverty and its ability to crush the spirit. They decide to honor Daniel by adopting his dream of getting to California as their own. To succeed, they will have to save enough money, outmaneuver the methheads at the junkyard on the edge of town, constantly dodge conspiracy-obsessed Lighthorseman Big (McClarnon) and survive a gang war against a much tougher rival gang, led by the enigmatic Jackie (Guerra).
The show will have it’s worldwide premiere at next week’s Tribeca Film Festival. Reservations in set to premiere on August 9, 2021, exclusively on Fx on Hulu.
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