A Sundance Channel TV series based on the Ramapough Indians has been renewed for a second season.
According to an nj.com report, The Red Road, which aired six episodes on the Sundance Channel this year, will be back for a six-episode second season in 2015.
Though the series doesn’t specifically identify the Indian tribe in the show as Ramapoughs, Sundance describes the show’s plot as being about “a local sheriff 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 – home of a federally unrecognized Native American tribe.”
And, according to nj.com, the characters in the series deal with pollution from years of toxic dumping by a local industry, likely a call to the longtime Ford Motor Co. dumping in and around Ramapough land in Mahwah and surrounding towns.
Early reports on the series said creators consulted with a Ramapough tribe member when initially creating the series.
According to nj.com, Sundance execs say they are excited to see what the show will offer in its second season.