ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its second season on 5/7/15; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION: (from Sundance Channel's press release, February 2015) SundanceTV announced today that the second season, 6 x 60, of its original scripted series "The Red Road" will kick off Thursday, April 2, at 10PM ET/PT. Touted as "gripping" by The Associated Press, "The Red Road" doesn't miss a beat of the action for its sophomore season. The hard-hitting thriller from acclaimed writer Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband, Prisoners) and veteran producer Sarah Condon ("Looking," "Bored to Death") takes viewers on an unexpected journey to a deep, dark world where a local murder is just the tip of the iceberg. It sets off a ripple effect that forces everyone in town to question their values, allegiances and allies. The season two opener jumps directly into the fallout from the adrenaline-filled shootout involving local cop Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson) and Philip Kopus (Jason Momoa), a dangerous member of a local Native American tribe. As Harold's wife Jean (Julianne Nicholson) continues to put her life back together in the aftermath of season one's events, rumors begin to swirl that the tribe's newfound federal recognition will lead to the building of a casino up on the mountain. With tensions mounting, and Kopus' mother Marie (Tamara Tunie) arguing vehemently against it, the stage is set for a shocking discovery. By the end of the opening episode an unexpected murder has taken place that hints at the ripped-from-the-headlines topics ahead, including toxic dumping which raises the stakes for all the characters.