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Rectify: Season Two for Sundance Channel Series

Rectify season twoSundance has given the go-ahead for a second season of Rectify, their original scripted series which stars Aden Young. The first season started airing on April 22nd and will conclude on May 20th after six episodes.

Season two will launch some time in 2014 and will have 10 installments.

Here’s the press release:

SUNDANCE CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED ORIGINAL SCRIPTED DRAMA “RECTIFY” FOR A SECOND SEASON

‘The Best New Show of 2013′ Will Be Back For More Episodes in 2014

New York, NY – May 1, 2013 – On the heels of its critically lauded, highly anticipated premiere last week, Sundance Channel announced the renewal of the network’s first wholly owned original scripted series “Rectify” for ten new episodes slated to air in 2014. The haunting story of a man released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row, “Rectify” has been overwhelmingly well-received by critics when it debuted on Monday, April 22nd, including Matt Roush at TV Guide, who rated the series a “10 out of 10″ and called it “TV’s most absorbing, unsettling new drama.” Jace Lacob, TV Critic for The Daily Beast dubbed “Rectify” “the best new show of 2013″ and Mary McNamara at the Los Angeles Times said “‘Rectify’ is a revelation that sets a new standard… a game changer.” “Rectify” is created and written by Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, “Deadwood,” “Sons of Anarchy”), and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, the award-winning producers behind “Breaking Bad.” Season one will finale on May 20 at 10pm EST.

Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel President and General Manager, stated, “The response to ‘Rectify’ has been incredible. We feel as though this story has tapped into something truly unique, with both critics and audiences using their platforms to share such strong, personal reactions to this very distinctive TV series. There’s so much drama and character that’s been set up in the first season, it will be electrifying to see where Rectify goes in season two.”

“Rectify” tells the story of Daniel Holden (Aden Young) who is released after serving nearly 20 years in complete isolation on death row, as he returns as an outsider to his family, to his community, and to the times. Somehow, he survived the mental and emotional strain of his imprisonment, but now the walls have suddenly come crumbling down and Daniel is set free in a world he no longer understands. He’s an outsider, lost in a once familiar world, struggling to navigate his new found freedom. Combined with two decades of technological and social changes to his small town and the larger world, everything he encounters is a puzzle. Daniel’s unexpected presence not only throws his family into disarray, it ripples out to all the people connected to his case – the prosecutor who rode the notoriety to become a State Senator, the Sheriff who pushed the boundaries of the investigation, and the entire town of Paulie, GA, that blamed him for killing one of their own. Like a deadly spark, Daniel’s release reignites the mystery, the power plays, and the questionable justice that condemned him.

Also starring in “Rectify” alongside Aden Young (Killer Elite, The Tree) as Daniel Holden are Abigail Spencer (Cowboys and Aliens, “Mad Men,” Oz the Great and Powerful), who portrays Amantha Holden, Daniel Holden’s younger sister who believes completely in his innocence and has devoted her entire adult life to securing his release; J. Smith Cameron (“True Blood”, Margaret) who plays Janet Talbot, Daniel’s loving mother, who has been living with the impending death of her son for nineteen years and who long ago had made peace with the loss of her son, giving up on any hope for his release; Luke Kirby (Take this Waltz, “Slings and Arrows”) tackles the role of Jon Stern, Daniel’s lawyer who works for an organization dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted; Clayne Crawford (A Walk to Remember) portrays Ted Talbot, Jr., Daniel’s stepbrother whom he had never previously met; Adelaide Clemens (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, The Great Gatsby) plays Tawney Talbot, Ted’s kind-hearted wife; and Jake Austin Walker (The Chaperone) plays Daniel’s half brother Jared.

“Rectify” is shot on location in Griffin, Georgia, near Atlanta. The second season will go back into production later this year.

About Sundance Channel

Sundance Channel is the destination for What’s Next, Now. Showcasing both today’s creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, Sundance Channel tells bold stories with a fresh point of view. In addition to award winning films, Sundance Channel is home to daring new original programming. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., Sundance Channel provides perspectives dedicated to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity.

About AMC Networks Inc.

Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming feed origination and distribution company.

What do you think? Are you a fan of Rectify on Sundance? Are you looking forward to season two?

 

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

deb April 6, 2014 at 11:51 am

amazing acting by lead actor. incredibly thoughtful dialogue. have only seen 2 episodes, but am hooked for good. both husband and myself.

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judy January 27, 2014 at 9:57 pm

OOOOOOOOOhhhh…I can’t wait…this is taking too long!

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Stephanie Callaghan January 1, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Fantastic, realistic, can’t wait for season two. HURRY UP

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Judi November 29, 2013 at 7:36 pm

I love this show. It is very close to my life with my brother. The acting is wonderful. I am very happy it will be returning.

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Judy September 27, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Love this show!! great acting as well as a teriffic story. Hope Season 2 does well and there will be a season 3.

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Paul Boretski August 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I am elated to learn that we will be graced with a second season of the finest TV drama I have ever seen. Thank you Sundance.

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judy August 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Love the show!!!!!!!!!!! Can”t wait for the next season

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jamie July 29, 2013 at 5:10 pm

My husband a I love the show. We are wanting more and so hapy to hear about season two. What great writers and supurb acting!!!!!

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Debra July 4, 2013 at 2:45 pm

My sister talked about this show with great enthusiasm so naturally I had to check it out. I was hooked after the first episode! Adon Young is so darn tooting good looking and plays the character oh so we’ll. The storyline was so propelling for me, one minute I am laughing, then mad at society and than happy for him discovering life all over again . It’s sometimes pure joy at the simplistic things in life and yet it can be oh so cruel and devasting. Glad sun dance decided to pick up another session, hope there will be many more!!!

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RAMONA May 28, 2013 at 1:08 pm

YES I LOVE RECIFY SO INTERESTING IMPELLING EXCITED SAD I RUSHED HOME MEMORIAL DAY NIGHT THINKING IT WAS ON FORGOT ABOUT MAY 20TH WAS THE FINALE MY HUSBAND AND I WAS WOW!!! IT’S NOT ON AND WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT DANIEL HE IS SO FINE!!!! SAME AGE AS MY SON BUT HE STILL IS FINE HE IS AN EXCELLENT ACTOR WITH ALL THE MENTAL STRESS HIS CHARACTER HAS BEEN THRU ALL HIS WISDOM AND THEM EYES HE LOOKS OUT OF JUST MELTS MY 63 YEAR OLD HEART I LOVE THE ACTORS IN RECIFY BRING IT BACK ASAP.

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Anonymous May 25, 2013 at 11:07 am

GREAT!

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Karen May 23, 2013 at 11:31 am

The ending showed him back in prison after he was beaten up..or was that a flashback? A bit confusing, but very interesting.

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Penelope May 22, 2013 at 12:56 am

The director of this show hit it right on the head when he decided on the “pace” of the story. At first I thought it was moving too slow, but after watching a few episodes, I realized that it enabled you to absorb the main character’s world and gave you time to think about the difference between being in prison for many years and being released as opposed to being on death row for many years and being released. I can’t wait for season two.

Is there a book?

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