Sundance's 'The Red Road' officially cancelled

By RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com, originally filed Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sundance's second original series "The Red Road" - shot in metro Atlanta - has been officially cancelled and will not return for a third season.

The network does not get measured by Nielsen so it's hard to say if the show drew much of an audience. While it was well liked by critics when it debuted in early 2014, it didn't get as much praise as "Rectify," another Sundance drama show locally and is set to air its fourth season in 2016.

Season one of "The Red Road" received a decent positive 66 percent rating on Metacritic but there weren't even enough critics who wrote reviews about it to measure the second season, which signifies how invisible it became in the face of hundreds of rivals. In comparison, "Rectify" drew ratings very high critical ratings of 82, 92 and 89 respectively for its three seasons and the show took home a Peabody Award.

"The Red Road" was set in New Jersey and featured a fictional tribe of Native Americans clashing with folks in a nearby blue-collar town. The focal point were two families whose pasts keep coming up in most inconvenient ways.

Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

The biggest name on the show was

Jason Momoa

("Game of Thrones"), who was cast last year as Aquaman for the upcoming "Batman v. Superman" film. He shot that film in 2014 but it won't come out until early 2016.

Momoa has already

Exploresigned on to a Netflix drama called "Frontier" about the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. 
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