SundanceTV has announced that crime drama The Red Road, the network’s second wholly owned scripted series, has been renewed for a second season. The show will return for a six-episode second season sometime in 2015.
Sarah Barnett, SundanceTV President, stated, “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. 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.”
The Red Road joins a growing scripted slate for SundanceTV that includes acclaimed French drama The Returned and Rectify, a drama centered on a man released from prison after nearly two decades on Death Row. Later this year, the network will premiere two miniseries – The Honourable Woman starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and One Child, a co-production with the BBC.
Created by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners), The Red Road tells the story of two clashing communities – a small town and the neighboring mountains, home to a Native American tribe. The series stars Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones), Martin Henderson (Off the Map), Julianne Nicholson (Masters of Sex), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), and Allie Gonino (The Lying Game).
What did you think about the first season of The Red Road? Are you disappointed that the series will only have six episodes for its second season? Where do you think the show will go following the events of the first season finale?