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‘The Red Road’ Gets Companion Web Series

SundanceTV is launching “The Red Road: So it Begins,” a short-form animated web series to coincide with the weekly premieres of the network’s new original scripted series The Red Road. Every Thursday beginning Feb. 27, Sundance.tv will post a web short that gives viewers a deeper understanding into the inspiration behind the cryptic titles of each episode of The Red Road, such as “The Wolf and The Dog” and “The Woman Who Fell from The Sky”.

Show creator and writer Aaron Guzikowski narrates each of the six stories, which are depicted through animated visuals, and gives viewers insight into his inspiration for each episode, the AMC Networks outlet said. Created and animated by Adam Gault Studios, “The Red Road: So It Begins” acts as a companion series to cast interviews, behind the scenes anecdotes and interactive experiences available on SundanceTV’s website. 

Each short will rollout out weekly alongside the linear premiere of “The Red Road” and will be available on Sundance.TV, and across social platforms Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The Red Road is a dramatic thriller that presents two distinct visions of America today as played out through the conflict between two different men.  The series revolves around a local sheriff (Henderson) struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up just outside of New York City, and the neighboring mountains -- of a federally unrecognized Native American tribe. 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.

Here is a link to a video preview of the series itself, which was reviewed in the current edition of Multichannel News (subscription required).