Original drama “The Red Road,” SundanceTV’s second wholly owned scripted original series, has been greenlit for a second season, the net announced Monday. It’s set to return in 2015 with another six episodes.
The series centers on the conflict between residents of a small town and a Native American tribe who live in the neighboring mountains. It comes from writer Aaron Guzikowski and producer Sarah Condon.
“’The Red Road’ tells the tale of a shocking conflict which plays out in a very specific place – the land that the Native Americans live on literally oozes danger,” said SundanceTV president Sarah Barnett in a statement. “It’s a show about what happens when you try to bury the truth, and the devastating impact of that. We’re proud of this tremendously talented cast and can’t wait to see where creator Aaron Guzikowski takes this story in season two.”
SundanceTV has continued to focus on scripted originals such as “Red Road,” with its upcoming slate including the second season of “Rectify,” hailing from “Breaking Bad” producers, which premieres June 19. Its upcoming lineup also includes original miniseries “The Honorable Woman,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and premiering later this summer, and “One Child,” also set to debut this year.
“The Red Road” stars Julianne Nicholson, Martin Henderson and “Game of Thrones” alum Jason Momoa. It will begin production later this year on location in Georgia.