Rectify

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Rectify
Rectify series logo.png
GenreDrama
Legal drama
Created byRay McKinnon
StarringAden Young
Abigail Spencer
J. Smith-Cameron
Adelaide Clemens
Clayne Crawford
Luke Kirby
Composer(s)Gabriel Mann
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Ray McKinnon
Melissa Bernstein
Mark Johnson
Producer(s)Don Kurt
Location(s)Georgia
Running time43–48 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelSundance Channel
Original runApril 22, 2013 (2013-04-22) – present
External links
Website
 
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Rectify
Rectify series logo.png
GenreDrama
Legal drama
Created byRay McKinnon
StarringAden Young
Abigail Spencer
J. Smith-Cameron
Adelaide Clemens
Clayne Crawford
Luke Kirby
Composer(s)Gabriel Mann
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Ray McKinnon
Melissa Bernstein
Mark Johnson
Producer(s)Don Kurt
Location(s)Georgia
Running time43–48 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelSundance Channel
Original runApril 22, 2013 (2013-04-22) – present
External links
Website

Rectify is an American television drama series created by Ray McKinnon, and is the first original series from Sundance Channel. It stars Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford, and Luke Kirby. The series premiered on April 22, 2013 with a season one run of six episodes.[1] On May 1, 2013, Sundance Channel ordered a second season of ten episodes.[2]

Development and production[edit]

The series began development in 2008 when it was originally planned to air on AMC with Walton Goggins set to play the lead role.[3] Three years after originally being developed at AMC, Sundance Channel announced it had ordered the series for six episodes, to become the channel's first original scripted series.[4]

Casting[edit]

In April 2012, Abigail Spencer, Clayne Crawford, Adelaide Clemens, Jonah Lotan, and J. Smith-Cameron were all cast in the series.[5] Aden Young was cast as the series lead in May 2012.[6] Luke Kirby was cast in June 2012, replacing Lotan as Daniel Holden's lawyer.[7]

Plot[edit]

Daniel Holden was imprisoned as a teenager for the rape and murder of his 16-year-old girlfriend, Hanna. New DNA evidence vacates his original trial and he returns to his hometown of Paulie, Georgia after spending 19 years on death row.[5] The subsequent adjustments and events in the lives of Daniel, his extended family, and the townfolk are related as a character study in a slowly unfolding Southern Gothic story.[8]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD release date
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
16April 22, 2013 (2013-04-22)May 20, 2013 (2013-05-20)June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)[9]TBATBA
210[2]2014TBATBATBATBA

Reception[edit]

Rectify has received critical acclaim, scoring a Metacritic rating of 81/100 based on 28 reviews. [10]

One of the positive reviews on Rectify was from the Los Angeles Times, which called the series "mesmerizing".[11] A less positive review in The New York Times noted the slow pace of the series after the first episode and a quarter.[12]

Abigail Spencer was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress.[13]

International broadcasts[edit]

CountryNetwork(s)Series premiereTimeslot
FranceSundance (France)May 7, 20139:00 pm
GermanySky Atlantic HDNovember 17, 20139:00 pm
GreeceSundance (Greece)May 2, 201310:00 pm
IsraelHOT VODJune 2013
Latin AmericaOnDIRECTVJuly 15, 20139:00 pm

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sundance Channel original series RECTIFY premieres April 22 at 9PM". Sundance Channel. December 12, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "'Rectify' Renewed for Season Two by Sundance". TV by the Numbers. May 1, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "AMC Announces Rectify as New Series in Development" (Press release). AMC. November 11, 2008. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sundance Channel Greenlights Original Scripted Series "Rectify"" (Press release). Sundance Channel. October 31, 2011. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (April 25, 2012). "Quintet Of Actors Cast In Sundance Channel’s Drama Series 'Rectify'". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ Guthrie, Marisa (May 31, 2012). "Aden Young Snags Lead in Sundance Channel's 'Rectify' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ Marechal, Al (June 13, 2012). "Luke Kirby cast in Sundance’s 'Rectify'". Variety. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ Dollar, Steve (April 25, 2013). "Building a Southern Gothic". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Rectify - Press Release Announces 'The Complete 1st Season' of the Sundance Channel Show". TVShowsOnDVD.com. May 24, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Rectify - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ McNamara, Mary (April 22, 2013). "Review: 'Rectify' is a revelation that sets a new standard". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ Hale, Mike (April 21, 2013). "After Freedom, Peace Is at Stake". The New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (May 22, 2013). "'American Horror Story' and 'The Big Bang Theory' lead Critics Choice nominees". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 

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