[Sterlin Harjo] is continuing to work with Oscar-nominated New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi on an upcoming FX limited TV series titled “Reservation Dogs,” which will be set and filmed in Oklahoma.
“We were about to shoot the pilot when COVID kicked off and everyone had to go home. But it’s been nice because it’s still moving forward. We’re just waiting on production to pick back up, and it gave us time to kind of write more episodes, which has been great,” Harjo said.
“If you look at Native representation in history, it’s been pretty bad. So, almost showing any truthful, real version of Native people is humanizing. … I think anytime we show Native people kind of on their terms and in their environments, we’re humanizing (them) on the screen and we’re changing the narrative that history has kind of laid on us – history and Hollywood.”