Tamara Tunie

Sundance Channel announced today the cast and start of production for its new original scripted series The Red Road.

Tamara Tunie joins a cast that includes Jason Momoa, Martin Henderson, Julianne Nicholson, Annalise Basso, Allie Gonino, Kiowa Gordon and Tom Sizemore

The Red Road is described as a hard-hitting drama 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 dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved.

Production will begin in Atlanta on August 19th.

No word on what role exactly Tunie is playing.

The Red Road has been picked up for six one-hour episodes and hails from acclaimed writer Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband, Prisoners) and veteran producer Sarah Condon. The series will be executive produced by Guzikowski and Condon, and Bridget Carpenter will serve as executive producer and showrunner. 

Award winning director James Gray (The Immigrant, Two Lovers, We Own The Night) will direct 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.