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.