The new Sundance Channel mini-series Rectify that just debuted on April 22 on the cable network has been given a second season order, consisting of ten episodes.
The mini-series focuses on Daniel Holden (actor Aden Young from ‘The Starter Wife’), who must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia’s Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series has “earned critical praise and marks Sundance Channel’s foray into owned original scripted programming”. Sundance is attempting to “become a destination for high-quality dramas much like its sister network AMC”. In fact, ‘Rectify’ was originally “in development at AMC before moving over to Sundance.
Sarah Barnett, the president and general manager at Sundance Channel had this to share about the renewal, “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”.
Ray McKinnon (‘Deadwood’ and ‘Sons of Anarchy’) is the creator and writer of ‘Rectify’ with Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein acting as executive producers.
The second season of ‘Rectify’ will air in 2014 with the next new episode of its current, debut season slated to air Monday, May 6 at 10/9c on the Sundance Channel.