Game of Thrones and Stargate: Atlantis alum Jason Momoa has been cast as the lead in the Sundance Channel’s upcoming original series The Red Road (formerly known as The Descendants). The series has received an order for six one-hour episodes.
Created by Aaron Guzikowski, The Red Road is a hard-hitting drama that revolves around a sheriff struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring Ramapo Mountains, home of the Ramapo Mountain Indians. After a terrible tragedy and coverup occurs involving the sheriff’s wife, an unholy alliance is forged between the sheriff and a dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved. The Red Road is Sundance’s second wholly owned original series, with the first being Rectify. The executive producers are Aaron Guzikowski, Sarah Condon and Bridget Carpenter.