Julianne Nicholson is an actor’s actor. Her reputation has long been larger than her celebrity. It’s wrong to say she disappears into roles, because one of her greatest attributes is presence. When Nicholson takes hold of a character, she practically throttles it. She doesn’t play the leads. She plays the people who make the leads pay attention.
Across two seasons of Masters of Sex, Nicholson played Dr. Lillian DePaul, a crusading ob-gyn who crashed hard into the low glass ceiling of the 1950s before being stymied further by her own failing health. In the wrong hands, Dr. DePaul could have been little more than a well-educated stick in the mud for Lizzy Caplan’s self-taught Virginia Johnson to navigate around. Instead, Nicholson was at first a worthy foil, then a kind of partner, and, ultimately, a very real friend. Masters of Sex, though spotty in Year 2, has always been a strongly feminist show: Two female characters don’t have to square off over a man to share screen time; in fact, they don’t need to talk about men at all. A great deal of that strength came from Nicholson.
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“Best New Series” – Rolling Stone
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT
THE RED ROAD:
THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
Two Worlds Collide on DVD March 10, 2015
BEVERLY HILLS, CA; December 15, 2014 – Get ready for the powerful new series that has critics raving. On March 10th, Anchor Bay Entertainment releases SundanceTV’s tense and gritty drama “The Red Road: The Complete First Season” on DVD. Available as a 2-disc set, “The Red Road: The Complete First Season” contains all 6 episodes from the series the Philadelphia Inquirer says, “has a hypnotic power, a strange rhythm of dread that makes it far more interesting than most network dramas.” The release also contains insightful bonus features about the making of the show, including behind-the-scenes footage and an introduction to cast and crew.
“The Red Road: The Complete First Season” 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 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. 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 exceptional cast features Martin Henderson (Devil’s Knot, The Ring, Smokin’ Aces), Jason Momoa (Wolves, “Game of Thrones,” the upcoming Batman v. Superman), Julianne Nicholson (August: Osage County, “Boardwalk Empire”), Tamara Tunie (“Law And Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Good Wife”), Annalise Basso (Oculus, Standing Up), Allie Gonino (“The Lying Game,” Hidden Away), Kiowa Gordon (Twilight, Wind Walkers), Lisa Bonet (High Fidelity, “The Cosby Show”) and Golden Globe nominee Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Heat).
- Sundance On Set: THE RED ROAD
- Behind The Screen: THE RED ROAD
- THE RED ROAD: Cast And Crew
Here is the complete first season of the acclaimed new series all in one package! “The Red Road: The Complete First Season” is a compelling and addictive journey filled with twists, turns, thrills and surprises that will have you wondering where the next turn will take you…and where this road ends.The second season of “The Red Road” will begin airing in the spring of 2015 exclusively on SundanceTV.
“The Red Road: The Complete First Season” DVD
Street Date: March 10, 2015
Run Time: 264 Minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish
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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.