Thursday, February 27, 2014

Crime Thriller THE RED ROAD to Premiere Tonight on Sundance Channel

Jason Momoa.  Photo Credit: Tina Rowden
THE RED ROAD will premiere on Thursday, February 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sundance Channel. The series cast features Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson, Tamara Tunie (ex-Jessica, AS THE WORLD TURNS), Annalise Basso, Allie Gonino, Kiowa Gordon, Lisa Bonet and Golden Globe nominee Tom Sizemore.

In the premiere episode, "Arise My Love, Shake Off This Dream," Police Officer Harold Jenson tries to balance his increasingly stressful work duties while his home life slips into disarray; a shocking tragedy upends the lives of all involved.

THE RED ROAD is a gripping, dramatic thriller that presents two distinct visions of America today as played out through the conflict between two different men. The series revolves around a local sheriff (Henderson) struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up just outside of New York City, and the neighboring mountains—home of a federally unrecognized Native American tribe. After a terrible tragedy and cover-up further divides these worlds, an uneasy alliance is forged between the officer and a dangerous member of the tribe (Momoa). As each of the two men find themselves increasingly compromised by the other and the emotional ghosts of their collective pasts begin to emerge, the lives of both quickly unravel, leading to terrible consequences.

"THE RED ROAD is a thrilling journey," said Sarah Barnett, President and GM of Sundance Channel. "While the show moves at a cracking pace, it also has multiple layers to it: lost dreams, racial tension, tragedy, and the pain of love. It's a unique show, unlike anything out there right now, and we hope viewers will love it as much as we do."

Hailing from acclaimed writer Aaron Guzikowski and veteran producer Sarah Condon, THE RED ROAD consists of six one-hour episodes. The series is executive produced by Guzikowski and Condon, and Bridget Carpenter is executive producer and showrunner. Award-winning director James Gray directed the first episode.

THE RED ROAD is Sundance Channel's second wholly owned original scripted series; its first was the acclaimed RECTIFY, which returns for a second season in 2014. The channel will also premiere the original mini-series THE HONORABLE WOMAN, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and co-produced with BBC Worldwide in 2014.

1 comment:

  1. Jason Momoa=hunk-o-burnin-love (sorry, should that have been an inside thought?)