There were simply too many series announced on Investor Day. After a very difficult year, Disney wanted to preserve the confidence of its investors, giving way to a battery of new projects to expand over the next three years, with Star Wars and Marvel being the brands that benefited the most. With all this mass of titles, it was logical that some would go unnoticed, and it seems that this was the case of Reservation Dogs, a series created by Taika Waititi for FX. Chain whose content, by the way, would become part of Star once it landed, as a new Disney + category, next year in several countries.
Waititi himself had a lot to say among the main announcements, being in charge of Thor: Love and Thunder (whose premiere was set for May 6, 2022 ) and confirming that he would direct an upcoming Star Wars movie. After the successes of Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit Waititi, he is one of the filmmakers with the greatest projection in Hollywood (he also has the comedy Next Goal Wins and a possible adaptation of Akira pending ), and even so he has managed to find a space in his agenda to launch Reservation Dogs, co-created with Sterlin Harjo.
And what is Reservation Dogs? Well, as you can tell from the name, a tribute to the Dogs Reservoir of Quentin Tarantino who is set in a radically different scenario; his characters still wear monochrome outfits, but they are teenagers, Native Americans, and live in Oklahoma. “As old friends, it was natural that Taika and I ended up finding a project together, and what better than a series that celebrates the styles of our respective communities, mine in Oklahoma and Taika’s in Aotearoa”, explained Harjo referring to the name Maori from New Zealand, where Waititi comes from.
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Reservation Dogs stars D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Pauline Alexis and Lane Factor, narrating the criminal adventures of four young people to show a reality that is not very widespread in the mainstream audiovisual, as is the case of Oklahoma’s Indian population. “I am proud to be part of something that amplifies indigenous voices and especially proud to do it with my brother Sterlin Harjo,” Waititi explained on Instagram.
There is no release date yet for Reservation Dogs, but it will probably not be long before we see a trailer.