SundanceTV announced today the start of production for Season 2 of its gripping, original scripted series THE RED ROAD. Production will begin in Atlanta on September 22, and it will air mid-2015.
New casting includes acclaimed Native American actor Wes Studi (Road to Paloma,Hell on Wheels) who plays tribal chief Levi. Returning cast includes Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Road to Paloma), Martin Henderson (Devil’s Knot, The Ring, Smokin’ Aces), Julianne Nicholson (Masters of Sex, August: Osage County, Black Mass), 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).
Touted as an “intriguing psychological crime drama” by Newsday and hailed as “the excellent SundanceTV drama” by The New York Times, the hard hitting thriller from acclaimed writer Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband, Prisoners) and veteran producer Sarah Condon (Looking, Bored to Death) revolves around local cop Harold Jensen (Henderson), who struggles to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, home of a Native American tribe.
After the terrible hit-and-run tragedy and subsequent cover-up in season one, involving Jensen’s wife Jean (Nicholson), an unholy alliance was forged between Harold and Phillip Kopus (Momoa), a dangerous member of the tribe who recently returned home, throwing the community into disarray. Greenlit for a second season order of six one-hour episodes, the series is executive produced by Guzikowski and Condon in addition to Randall Einhorn (Fargo, Wilfred), newly joined as an Executive Producer.
The sophomore season of THE RED ROAD joins SundanceTV’s robust lineup of scripted originals, including the recently announced third season of the critically acclaimed RECTIFY which also shoots in Atlanta.