While Jason Momoa may be showing off his bulging biceps in his latest role for the Sundance TV's The Red Road, the hunky actor is still taking on a very serious character.

The Game of Thrones stud stars as Phillip Kopus, a dangerous member of the Ramapough Mountain Native American tribe who recently returned from prison to set up his illegal drug prescription operation. After police officer Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson) finds himself trying to desperately cover up a terrible tragedy involving his wife, he finds himself forming an alliance with Kopus while simultaneously attempting to police two clashing communities in New Jersey.

During the dramatic scene, Momoa is seen surprising his estranged mother Marie with a visit. Speaking in a serious tone with a scruffy beard, he asks, "You know what? I want to know something. How come you never showed up? You never came and saw me once."

Jason Momoa

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"I didn't know where you were," Marie (Tamara Tunie) protests. "I asked Jack, he said he didn't know. When I finally found out it was prison, I was too mad to come."

"That's probably for the best, I'm good," he replies.

Pretty intense, right? And by the looks of the clip, it seems as if there's only more drama that's about to go down.

The Red Road is SundanceTV's second fully owned scripted series, with the first being Rectify. The first episode premiered on Feb. 21, 2014.  

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