As television strives to tell more inclusive stories from different angles, Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo have delivered a new original comedy series that highlights an Indigenous community in the FX series on Hulu. Dogs Reservation.
The series is filmed on location in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and boasts incredible Indigenous portrayal in front and behind the camera. Every writer, director, and regular on the show is Indigenous, who is billed as a “one-of-a-kind creative team” by FX, telling a story that resonates with them and their lived experiences.
The first season of Dogs Reservations is currently in progress. Here’s everything you need to know about the series.
What is the plot of “Reservation Dogs”?
Dogs Reservation follows a group of four teenagers growing up on a rural Oklahoma reservation. After losing a friend a year before the show started, the quartet decide to steal, steal, and save so they can afford to leave their hometown and travel to faraway California. In their way methheads, local police and a rival gang stand in their way.
Who is part of the cast of “Reservation Dogs”?
Worth mentioning again, every regular series in Dogs Reservation is indigenous. This of course includes the four main roles that make up the titular group: D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai as Bear Smallhill, Devery Jacobs as Elora Danan, Paulina Alexis as Willie Jack and Lane Factor as Cheese.
The rest of the Dogs Reservation the cast includes:
- Elva Guerra – Jackie
- Xavier Bigpond – Weeze
- Sarah Podemski – Rita
- Jack Maricle – White Steve
- Zahn McClarnon – Large
- Lil Mike – Moses
- Funny bone – Mekko
- June Barnett – Bone Thug Dog
- Matty Cardarople – Ansel
- Kirk Fox – Kenny Boy
- Kimberly Guerrero – Aunt B
- Jon Proudstar – Leon
- Keland Lee Bearpaw – Danny Bighead
- Dallas Goldtooth – Spirit
Some guest stars have so far / will include Garrett Hedlund, Macon Blair, Bobby Lee and Wes Studi.
When are the “Reservation Dogs” episodes released?
Dogs Reservation premiered on August 9 and released new episodes weekly on Mondays exclusively on FX on Hulu.
Five episodes of the season’s eight episodes have aired so far, with the sixth, “Hunting,” scheduled for release on September 6.
The final for Dogs Reservation the first season is scheduled for September 20
Reviews on “Reservation Dogs”
In his review, Variety called the show “a series that evokes a sense of belonging just as well as does the new Dogs Reservation. …Dogs Reservation is a beautiful and eminently observable triumph.
Also: Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo discuss ‘Reservation Dogs’ and the importance of comedy in Native series
‘Reservation Dog’ trailer
Get an idea of what Dogs Reservation is all about his trailer below.
How to watch “Reservation Dogs”
Dogs Reservation is an FX exclusive series on Hulu, which means you can only watch the show if you have a Hulu subscription. The Hulu streaming service offers an ad-supported plan that starts at $ 5.99 per month or an ad-free plan at $ 11.99 per month; a free trial of Hulu is also available for new subscribers.
Another option to get more for your money is the Disney package (Disney owns Hulu). This deal gives subscribers access to Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN Plus for a one-time monthly fee of $ 13.99.
Will there be a season 2 of “Reservation Dogs”?
Even though the first season is roughly halfway through, FX has already committed to a second season of Dogs Reservation.
“We couldn’t wait to share Dogs Reservation with viewers and are delighted that they seem to love it as much as we do. We are happy to place an advance order for another season, ”said Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX. Sterlin Harjo delivered his creative vision, partnering with Taika Waititi and the rest of the creative team, brilliant cast and crew to create one of TV’s best new comedies and a revolutionary showcase for representation and raw talent. “
The second season of Dogs Reservation is expected to be released in 2022.