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Sundance Channel Releases Trailer, Premiere Date for Original Drama 'The Red Road,' Directed by James Gray

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire January 6, 2014 at 11:24AM

Sundance Channel has released a trailer and announced a premiere date for its second wholly owned original series, created by "Prisoners" writer Aaron Guzikowski with a first episode directed by James Gray.
Jason Momoa in 'The Red Road'
Sundance Channel Jason Momoa in 'The Red Road'

Sundance Channel made some impressive forays into original programming last year, with Jane Campion miniseries "Top of the Lake," Ray McKinnon's released-from-death-row drama "Rectify" and French supernatural show "The Returned."

Today the network announced a premiere date for its next original series -- "The Red Road" will debut on February 27th at 9pm ET/PT and will have a six-episode first season.  The series is created by "Prisoners" writer Aaron Guzikowski, who's executive producing alongside Sarah Condon ("Bored to Death") and showrunner Bridget Carpenter ("Friday Night Lights"). James Gray ("The Immigrant," "Two Lovers") directed the first episode.

"The Red Road" stars Martin Henderson ("Devil’s Knot") as a local sheriff of a small town outside New York City and the neighboring mountains that are home to a federally unrecognized Native American tribe. He ends up forging an uneasy alliance with a dangerous member of the tribe, played by Jason Momoa ("Game of Thrones") after a terrible tragedy and cover-up. Julianne Nicholson ("August: Osage County"), Tamara Tunie ("The Good Wife"), Annalise Basso ("Standing Up"), Allie Gonino ("The Lying Game"), Kiowa Gordon ("The Twilight Saga"), Lisa Bonet ("High Fidelity") and Tom Sizemore ("Saving Private Ryan") also star in what is Sundance Channel's second wholly owned original series.

Take a look at the trailer below.

This article is related to: Television, TV News, TV Videos, The Red Road, SundanceTV, Aaron Guzikowski, Sarah Condon, James Gray, Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa

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