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Lisa Bonet Joins Husband Jason Momoa & Tamara Tunie In Sundance Drama 'The Red Road'

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 20, 2013 11:40 AM
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Lisa Bonet, Jason Momoa

Lisa Bonet returns to the small screen for a 4-episode arc on the new Sundance Channel drama series The Red Road.

Tamara Tunie, along with Bonet's real-life husband, Jason Momoa, as well as Martin HendersonJulianne NicholsonAnnalise BassoAllie GoninoKiowa Gordon and Tom Sizemore all star in the original scripted drama described that revolves around a local cop (Henderson) struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, home of a Native American tribe. After a terrible tragedy and cover-up occurs involving the cop's wife (Nicholson), an unholy alliance is forged between the cop and Phillip Kopus (Momoa), a member of the tribe, fresh out of prison, who will come back to haunt all involved.

Bonet will play a character namd Sky Van Der Veen, a lawyer who represents the tribe.

Tunie, a series regular, plays a character named Marie, although no word yet on how exactly she figures into the overall narrative.

First announced over the summer, The Red Road was picked up for six one-hour episodes and hails from acclaimed writer Aaron Guzikowski (ContrabandPrisoners) and veteran producer Sarah Condon. The series is executive produced by Guzikowski and Condon, and Bridget Carpenter serves as executive producer and showrunner. 

Award winning director James Gray (The ImmigrantTwo LoversWe Own The Night) directed the first episode. 

The Red Road is Sundance Channel's second wholly-owned original scripted series; its first was the acclaimed Rectify, which returns for a second season in 2014.

Production will begin in Atlanta on August 19th. Look for the series to premiere in 2014.

Teaser below:

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  • JMS | November 21, 2013 6:05 AMReply

    He's gorgeous. I really hate the Conan feature didn't get a sequel. I LOVE seeing him on the big screen.

    "It's great coming from rejects. No one expect anything from you." Hmm, don't know the story so I'm not sure what to expect!

  • Sareeta | November 20, 2013 6:57 PMReply

    That's neat, that Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa get to act together in this series. I'm really looking forward to it, as I have been impressed by everything Sundance has offered so far. And I agree that the teaser isn't particularly good. We need some footage!

  • Carol | November 20, 2013 4:33 PMReply

    I am anxiously awaiting The Red Road. It will be great to see Jason back on series TV and I am excited to see him and Lisa together ( excited about them in The Road To Paloma also coming in spring 2014). The original announcement about The Red Road said there would be eight episodes--I hope this reference to six is incorrect.

  • Martino | November 20, 2013 11:47 AMReply

    Sounds interesting, but the "Teaser" you've provided, quite frankly, sucks. I got more out of reading your article than I did by watching the "Teaser".

  • chucky | November 21, 2013 7:19 AM

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