Former Stargate Atlantis actor turned bona fide big-screen movie star Jason Momoa is headed back to TV this winter. Momoa co-stars in the upcoming Sundance Channel original drama The Red Road.
The cable channel has announced that the 6-episode series will bow on Thursday, February 27 at 9/8c. Check out the trailer below!
The cast also includes Martin Henderson (The Ring), Julianne Nicholson (Boardwalk Empire), Tamara Tunie (The Good Wife), Annalise Basso (Standing Up), Allie Gonino (The Lying Game), Kiowa Gordon (The Twilight Saga), Lisa Bonet (The Cosby Show), and Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down).
The Red Road is a gripping, dramatic thriller that presents two distinct visions of America today as played out through the conflict between two different men. The series revolves around a local sheriff (Henderson) struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up just outside of New York City, and the neighboring mountains—home of a federally unrecognized Native American tribe. After a terrible tragedy and cover-up further divides these worlds, an uneasy alliance is forged between the officer and a dangerous member of the tribe (Momoa). As each of the two men find themselves increasingly compromised by the other and the emotional ghosts of their collective pasts begin to emerge, the lives of both quickly unravel, leading to terrible consequences.
The Red Road (formerly The Descendants) joins Sundance’s other recent original dramas, which include the critically acclaimed Rectify, Top of the Lake, and The Returned. Aaron Guzikowski wrote the series.
Momoa played Ronon Dex for four seasons on Stargate Atlantis.