Upcoming six-episode Sundance drama The Red Road has added to its cast and set a date for production to begin. Joining the hard-hitting series will be Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), Annalise Basso (Bedtime Stories), and Kiowa Gordon (The Twilight Saga). Though no information about any of their characters has been released yet, it seems likely that Gordon will be the other half of the Romeo & Juliet-esque romance with The Lying Game‘s Allie Gonino, who will be playing the daughter to a local cop.
The Red Road stars Martin Henderson (Off the Map) as a sheriff of a small town who has to juggle a crumbling family life and tensions between his hometown and a nearby Indian reservation. Julianne Nicholson (Boardwalk Empire) will star as his wife, while Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) plays unpredictable drug dealer Jack Kopus, father to dangerous ex-con Phillip (Jason Momoa), who makes an uneasy alliance with the sheriff.
Production is set to begin on the series, the second wholly owned by the network following critical darling Rectify, on August 19th. The Red Road will be executive produced by Sarah Condon (Bored to Death), Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband), and Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights), who is also set to act as showrunner.
In addition to her role as Dr. Melinda Warner on the NBC procedural, Tunie has appeared on the likes of Golden Boy, The Good Wife, and 24. while Basso’s TV credits include Childrens Hospital and Bones and Gordon was in an episode of Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous earlier this year.
Will you be watching The Red Road when it premieres early next year? How long will the alliance between the ex-con and the sheriff last before completely falling apart? Who do you think Tunie and Basso will be playing in the show’s universe?