Sundance Launching Another Light Comedy: 'The Red Road' Trailer

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Sundance Launching Another Light Comedy: 'The Red Road' Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | January 7, 2014 | Comments ()


Sundance, having thrown us out of their film festival a couple of years ago had the gall to start producing interesting original content this last year, with Rectify and Top of the Lake headlining a lot of best-of lists. Well, now they’ve released the trailer for The Red Road, a new series that begins on February 27th with a six episode first season. It’s set on an Indian reservation outside New York City, and involves all sorts of light comedy elements, like murder, pacts between criminals and cops, and Jason Momoa’s eyebrows of misfortune.

The series stars Martin Henderson (star of the unfortunate Gray’s Anatomy in paradise Off the Map), Jason Momoa (all your sun and stars), Julianne Nicholson (she’ll always be Mr. Big’s partner on the terrible version of Law and Order) and Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan and about a hundred bad movies).

Here’s the trailer:

Laugh a minute, I tell you.

Here’s the obligatory plot summary:

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.

I think that if the show is bad, it should end with Raylan Givens stepping out of the shadows, outdrawing the collective cast and shooting everyone involved. In fact I think that should be a general rule of thumb with all shows involving cops and criminals. Go out with style.

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  • Nadiney

    Jason Momoa literally is the scene from Beetlejuice where he talks about how he's seen the Exorcist 235 times and it gets funnier every time he sees it? Except with Momoa it's that I've seen dozens(actually literally thousands) of pictures of him and he gets hotter and hotter and hotter every single time. Like in that advert alone his hotness increased from beginning to end.


    edit ps; Did I abuse the word literally enough times?

  • LaineyBobainey

    You misspelled "KAPOWSEXUAL" as "misfortune", which is strange, because they don't even look similar.


  • Maya

    Wait, Pajiba was kicked out of Sundance? Why?

  • Mrs. Julien

    It was a whole BIG thing.

  • alannaofdoom

    The trailer doesn't entirely light up my world, but Sundance has had such a great year that I'm willing to give it a two-episode grace period on spec. I'm also interested in how they'll portray the Ramapo and approach NA issues in the story. It could be good, or it could be disastrously tone-deaf. Fingers crossed for the former.

  • PDamian

    Momoa is just a little bit too groomed in the trailer. He looks better when he's a bit mussed. I volunteer my services as hair-tousler and beard-messer-upper.

  • BWeaves

    Beard-messer-upper could be taken so many ways. All of them wrong.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Tom Sizemore AND Jason Momoa? How could it possibly fail?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Momoa seems to believe of being under the constant threat that someone will garrotte him.

  • Nadiney

    He didn't used to do it as much in Stargate:Atlantis, which I have shamelessly been rewatching lately because I don't even care, it's awesome.

    I think he's a stooper, cos of his height. He didn't do ChinChest in Atlantis but he stoops, like Shaggy Doo.

    He also wore leather chaps a BUNCH so that was was great. On and sometimes leather chaps with leather arm warmers.

  • Bananapanda

    Say what?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    He always keeps his chin tucked to his chest.

  • phase10

    Or he's that much taller than the average actor.
    Or that's his "intimidation" glare.

  • Mrs. Julien

    " eyebrows of misfortune"

    I'm pretty sure they are Jason Momoa's "erotic eyebrows of seduction", but to each their own.

  • Nadiney

    Jason Momas eyebrows of TAKE OFF YER PANTS MOMOA

  • Jim

    I immediately thought of you - my dyslexic brain misread the headline as "The Red Road RED BAND Trailer" and assumed it would be a smelling-salt emergency.

  • logan

    I too would of bet my bottom dollar she would be here.
    In fact that is the only reason i checked this link. : )

  • Mrs. Julien

    I endeavour to provide satisfaction.

  • logan

    Several rather crude replies spring to mind but I will refrain. : D

  • Mrs. Julien

    I am half-supine at the very notion.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I bet the Ramapo are *thrilled* to have this series coming out right after "Out of the Furnace."

  • John W

    All I need to know about Red Road is that Julianne Nicholson is in it, so sign me up.

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