Though it doesn’t offer much in the way of spoilers, the above video does offer a good sense of the tone of “The Red Road.” There’s clearly a lot at stake here, and a lot of drama at play between its central characters.
“The Red Road” presents “two distinct visions of America” as depicted by a conflict between New Jersey sheriff named Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson) and his childhood best friend-turned-nemesis Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa).
Per the official synopsis: “After a terrible tragedy and cover-up further divides these worlds, an uneasy alliance is forged between the officer and a dangerous member of the tribe (Momoa). As each of the two men find themselves increasingly compromised by the other and the emotional ghosts of their collective pasts begin to emerge, the lives of both quickly unravel, leading to terrible consequences.”
“He’s not haunted at the beginning of the show but the ghosts become awakened by [Kopus] coming back and revisiting his mistakes,” Henderson revealed of his character at TCA 2014 Winter Press Tour. “He’s in this position where he has to fight for his life and defend what he loves, which is his family. He makes decisions that corrupt him and he has to live with that, but he’s doing it in his mind for good reasons.”
“The Red Road” premieres Thursday, Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. on Sundance Channel.