Sundance finds director for The Red Road

Sundance Channel has found the director to helm the first episode of its new original drama.

Sundance Channel

Sundance Channel

James Gray will direct episode one of The Red Road (formerly called The Descendants), with Jason Momoa in the lead role.

The Red Road (6×60′), from writer Aaron Guzikowski, is about a local cop struggling to keep his family together while policing two clashing communities – the small town where he grew up and the neighbouring Ramapo Mountain Indians.

The executive producers are Guzikowski, Sarah Condon and Bridget Carpenter, with the latter also the showrunner.

The Red Road is Sundance Channel’s second wholly owned original scripted series, following Rectify, which returns for a second season in 2014.

Source: AMC Networks