Rizel, Tish, Radcliffe discussed on Native America Calling


You were still a little bit there. It was really good. So we've got another caller on the line tish listening in Wisconsin on W O JB. Tish, thanks for calling in. Hey there. I'm really enjoying the conversation and I'm looking forward to tomorrow night. I'm calling from Radcliffe. I am clocked out. I want to make sure I point that out because I'm at work, but I had a question because rizel had talked a lot about taking material that is so familiar to the larger larger population and moving it forward. And I'm really interested in how the writers looked at that and saw it in terms of kind of the greater message with that because they're getting these performers out there. Are they getting the talent out there? And exposing them to a wider audience with something they're already familiar with. And I just can't I'm really starting to think of like the ripple effect of things like that. And I'm wondering if the writers kind of saw that bigger picture when they were doing this. Okay. Well, tish, thanks for that question. And let's go ahead and let roselle respond to that. Question about working with that non native material and that whole experience. Well, yeah, I mean, I think it's well, first of all, thank you, tish for listening. And hope all is well out that your way. Yeah, talking about this source material. I think all of us in the room were just, you know, super, super excited to lend our own experiences to really make this as. Indigenous specific Navajo specific, especially. And because many of the people behind the series are indigenous, we really wanted to showcase more complexity. You know, within folks, Navajo folks so that people can really understand us more because no two navajos are like no two native people are like all tribes are different, but I think it's really important that. We were given the freedom to take these well-known characters and really flush them out and really kind of make them like real people. So there's really like a balance that you and a dance that you have to do. And I think a lot of it had to do with trust. The network trusted us and we trusted them and we had the grace of everyone involved, including George R. R. Martin to Anne hillerman to, of course, bob Redford and it was, you know, it's hard to do. It really is you can't please everybody and that's the thing. You know, there's going to be there's going to be critics. There's always going to be critics. I think the important thing for us was to just ensure that this was a series that people can have fun watching and that people will want to continue watching. Okay. Yeah, thanks for sharing that. And let's let Billy chime in as well. Billy, you know, we've been talking a lot about, you know, as writers, how you adapted this original source content from Tony hillerman and if you could talk a little bit about that, we're going to have to wrap up here the next couple of minutes, but talk a little bit about that. That process from your perspective. And also, Billy, really, what is it that you would like for viewers this Sunday to really take away from this new series?.

Coming up next