The Red Road – SundanceTV’s second scripted drama series – may have started out with more potential than anything else, but it found its feet and became a very good show. Now it has been given a second six-episode season and, as someone who was on the fence about the show after its premiere, I’m very much looking forward to seeing where it goes next.
The Red Road revolves around two clashing communities – a small town and the neighboring mountains, home to a Native American tribe – and two dynamic men on a collision course – played by Jason Momoa and Martin Henderson. Season Two will run in 2015. For more, check out the press release following the jump.
SundanceTV Greenlights Original Scripted Drama “The Red Road” for a Second Season
Drama Starring Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson and Martin Henderson to Return in 2015
NEW YORK – April 28, 2014 – SundanceTV announced today the renewal of the network’s second wholly owned original scripted series “The Red Road.” The tense drama revolves around two clashing communities – a small town and the neighboring mountains, home to a Native American tribe – and two dynamic men on a collision course – played by Jason Momoa and Martin Henderson. It will return for another six episodes in 2015.
Sarah Barnett, SundanceTV President, stated, “’The Red Road’ tells the tale of a shocking conflict which plays out in a very specific place – the land that the Native Americans live on literally oozes danger. It’s a show about what happens when you try to bury the truth, and the devastating impact of that. We’re proud of this tremendously talented cast and can’t wait to see where creator Aaron Guzikowski takes this story in season two.”
The drama was described as “gripping” by the Associated Press, “poised and captivating” by Vogue, and “exceptionally well cast” by The Wrap. The cast includes, Jason Momoa (Wolves, “Game of Thrones”), Julianne Nicholson (August: Osage County, “Masters of Sex,” “Boardwalk Empire”), Martin Henderson (Devil’s Knot, The Ring, Smokin’ Aces) and Tamara Tunie (“Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit,” “The Good Wife”). “The Red Road” hails from acclaimed writer Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband, Prisoners) and veteran producer Sarah Condon (“Bored to Death”). It is shot on location in Georgia. Production will begin later this year.
Today’s news underscores SundanceTV’s commitment to the expansion of its original scripted programming slate. The network has a robust lineup of upcoming scripted originals including the second season of critical hit “Rectify” from the producers of “Breaking Bad” which will premiere on June 19th. Its highly anticipated original mini-series, “The Honorable Woman” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, will premiere later this summer, and recently announced “One Child” will premiere in 2014.
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