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Uncanceled: Gina Carano’s ‘Terror on the Prairie’ Lands June Release

Action star's indie western completes her improbable comeback story

Gina Carano joins Bryce Dallas Howard, Jennifer Connelly and Natalie Portman as actresses anchoring summer movie adventures.

Except Hollywood preferred the former MMA star stay on the sidelines.

Disney famously fired Carano from “The Mandalorian” early last year after she shared a social media message the Mouse House dubbed “abhorrent and unacceptable.”

(Even while embracing Bette Midler, a star whose Twitter rages are both legendary and teeming with hate)

The post in question, a plea for tolerance, was nothing like that description. Carano still lost her gig with one of TV’s most successful shows despite her considerable fan base.

Gina Carano Megacon Orlando Saturday Highlights

Matters seemed grim for Carano, whose atypical views cast her outside the Hollywood mainstream. And we all know how the industry craves conformity.

Enter The Daily Wire.

The right-leaning news and entertainment site hired Carano to produce and star in her own feature film. Now, her first Daily Wire project is ready for its close up.

“Terror on the Prairie,” co-starring Hollywood heavyweight Nick Searcy, comedian Tyler Fischer and “Cowboy” Cerrone, is set for a June 14 release exclusively for site members. [Editor’s Note: This reporter is a contributor to DW]

Terror on the Prairie | Official Teaser Trailer

The indie western, directed by Michael Polish of “The Astronaut Farmer” fame, casts Carano as a frontier woman squaring off against outlaws out for bloody revenge.

“Terror” isn’t the only film on Carano’s plate. She will appear in the upcoming political satire “My Son Hunter,” an expose of President Joe Biden’s embattled son. She’s also slated for “White Knuckle,” another Daily Wire production.


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  1. confused about so many reviews saying this movie “gets back to family values”. There is a lot of violence in this… is that a family value? Or is it just that there are no gays or minorities? I’m confused. It’s sad that that some people are so incredibly threatened but progress and seeing all types of people being represented in film/TV/advertising. It’s a Wonderful Life was on recently and it’s shocking to realize that’s what film looked like for so long. Not sure what is taken away to have everyone be able to see themeselves represented. Very happy for my children to grow up in a world that is making positive changes… including Disney.

  2. I am SO Glad and enthusiastically HAPPY for her and I hope she may make a future return to the SW Universe.

  3. It can be awful and still be better than Boba Fett or Moon Knight. We’ll have to see how bad the new mando is. Gina was the only person in that who could act.

  4. I mean…. A few indie films hardly qualifies as “completing her improbable comeback story.” Starting it, sure, but saying it completes it is disingenuous as hell.

  5. Warms my heart. Disney shot themselves in the foot and jump started the Daily Wire’s entertainment / movie division all in one stupid woken maneuver. How many subscribers did Disney Plus lose, and the Daily Wire gain over this whole travesty of justice? Bravo Disney.

    1. I have quit anything Disney Corp. including ESPN! I am sure that there are still millions of USA citizens who have not lost all of their common sense and are doing likewise!
      PS I have been to Disneyland over 35 times and had ESPN+ !!! Never again!

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