“THE RED ROAD” Returns for a Second Season on Apr. 2
SundanceTV announced today that the second season, 6 x 60, of its original scripted series THE RED ROAD will kick off Thu., Apr. 2, at 10/9c.
Touted as “gripping” by The Associated Press, THE RED ROAD doesn’t miss a beat of the action for its sophomore season. The hard-hitting thriller from acclaimed writer Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband, Prisoners) and veteran producer Sarah Condon (Looking, Bored to Death) takes viewers on an unexpected journey to a deep, dark world where a local murder is just the tip of the iceberg. It sets off a ripple effect that forces everyone in town to question their values, allegiances and allies.
The Season 2 opener jumps directly into the fallout from the adrenaline-filled shootout involving local cop Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson) and Philip Kopus (Jason Momoa), a dangerous member of a local Native American tribe. As Harold’s wife Jean (Julianne Nicholson) continues to put her life back together in the aftermath of season one’s events, rumors begin to swirl that the tribe’s newfound federal recognition will lead to the building of a casino up on the mountain. With tensions mounting, and Kopus’ mother Marie (Tamara Tunie) arguing vehemently against it, the stage is set for a shocking discovery. By the end of the opening episode an unexpected murder has taken place that hints at the ripped-from-the-headlines topics ahead, including toxic dumping which raises the stakes for all the characters.
In Season 2 every character faces an ordeal: Jean learns of dark family secrets; Kopus battles his conscience; and, Harold must decide where his morals lie. Can they all find a path to redemption?
“After a thrilling inaugural journey down THE RED ROAD, we are eager to continue this wild ride with fans into a new season,” said Sarah Barnett, President, SundanceTV. “Season 2 will continue to explore two opposing worlds, represented by our exceptional leading men Jason Momoa and Martin Henderson, and the complex web of lies, compromises and shared history that seeps into their daily lives.”
Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Road to Paloma), Martin Henderson (Devil’s Knot, The Ring), Julianne Nicholson (Masters of Sex, August: Osage County), Tamara Tunie (Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit, The Good Wife), Lisa Bonet (High Fidelity, The Cosby Show), Allie Gonino (The Lying Game, Hidden Away), Kiowa Gordon (The Twilight Saga, Wind Walkers) and Golden Globe® nominee Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Heat) return to the series in season two, while Native American actor Wes Studi (Road to Paloma, Hell on Wheels) joins the cast as tribal chief Levi.
The series is executive produced by Guzikowski and Condon in addition to Randall Einhorn (Fargo, Wilfred), who has newly joined as an Executive Producer.
Viewers can re-watch season one with its release on DVD, Mar. 10 and a marathon on SundanceTV, Sat., Mar. 28, 6AM – Noon ET/PT. It is also currently for sale on iTunes and will be available on Netflix mid-March.
The sophomore season of THE RED ROAD joins SundanceTV’s robust lineup of scripted originals, including the upcoming third season of the critically acclaimed RECTIFY which also shoots in Atlanta, BABYLON, which is currently airing on SundanceTV and recent Golden Globe Award-winner THE HONORABLE WOMAN.