Taika Waititi’s “Reservation Dogs” Drops First Trailer

The first trailer has dropped for Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo’s Tarantino-inspired Reservation Dogs!

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The new trailer for FX’s new series Reservation Dogs has dropped, bringing excitement for its fans. Reservation Dogs is a half-hour comedy series by directors Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) and Sterlin Harjo (Mekko), inspired by Tarantino’s 1992 movie of the same name. Where Tarantino focuses on a crew of criminals, however, this series follows 4 Native teens in Oklahoma “who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California”.

The remake of the story was inspired by Harjo’s upbringing as a Native Oklahoman. Waititi and Harjo are both Indigenous, and have shown their excitement at being able to develop a series featuring Indigenous voices. In a statement for the series, Harjo stated,

“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.”

Alongside the duo is producer Garett Basch, who produced What We Do in The Shadows, a 2014 horror-comedy movie featuring Waititi.

The story features D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Alexis, and Lane Factor as the main cast. It will premiere on FX Networks on August 9th.

Catch the trailer for Reservation Dogs below.

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