Lisa Bonet Joins Sundance Series ‘The Red Road’

Lisa Bonet Joins Sundance Series 'The Red Road'

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Guest arc will pair her with her husband Jason Momoa

Lisa Bonet is taking a colorful path back to television.

“The Cosby Show” alum has signed on for a multi-episode arc on Sundance Channel's upcoming drama series “The Red Road.”

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The series, due to premiere early next year, revolves around a local cop (Martin Henderson, “The Devil's Knot”) struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, home of a Native American tribe. Bonet plays Sky Van Der Veen, a Lenape Native-American lawyer who has come back to her hometown of Walpole, NJ to rally for justice after a terrible crime has been committed against a member of her tribe.

“The Red Road,” which recently wrapped filming near Atlanta, also stars Bonet's husband, “Game of Thrones” star Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson, Tamara Tunie, Annalise Basso, Allie Gonino, Kiowa Gordon and Tom Sizemore.

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According to Bonet, she was chosen for the role after the series’ producers saw her in a film with Momoa, who plays Phillip Kopus, a dangerous member of the tribe.

“The producers had seen a little film that Jason had directed and we played opposite each other and they appreciated our chemistry together,” Bonet said. “In this business, smart work and keeping the family together are both hard to come by, so this was a no brainer. I love working with him. I couldn't feel any safer.”

  • wallace Dennison

    Did any Tribal members participate in the Film? How acurately is the Ramapough Portrayed. The “Out of the Furnace” depiction of Ramapoughs is Disgusting!

  • Bob St Paul

    This is a disgrace. I have said it before, African Americans have no shame, now they are attempting to lay claim to our culture as well? Some cheap turquoise and activist agenda doesn't mean your Native American. Yet one more attempt to create a socially viable outlet for everyone's tightly held stereotypes of Native Americans. Namely the worldly, college educated, “strong” native person back to save the unkept and down trodden. Hate to break it to you, there are plenty of college educated Native Americans out there, myself being one and many of us have advanced degrees. Most of the saving done around here is stopping the influx of crap like this into our already floundering culture.

    • FYI

      The fictional tribe in our show is inspired by the Ramapo Indians in New Jersey, who are a mixture of Lanappe Indian, former African slaves and Dutch.

      • FYI

        That's a quote, a lot of people are a mixture of Native, African and Dutch.