Adam Beach went on Instagram last week to ask fellow Native actors to refuse to work on the upcoming TV miniseries “Yellowstone”.
The show, created by “Sicario” scribe Taylor Sheridan, recently cast “One Tree Hill” and “Teen Wolf” actress Kelsey Asbille as a Native American woman and wife of an ex-Navy SEAL. Asbille and Sheridan previously worked together on his soon-to-be-released film, “Wind River”.
Seeing the casting news, Beach took to Instagram to decry the decision and Hollywood’s continued diversity problems.
Asbille is in fact of Eastern Band Cherokee descent, as well as being European and Chinese. ET Canada has reached out to Asbille and Sheridan for comment.