TV SERIES FINALE – How will Rectify end? Recently, the creator and stars of the Sundance TV series spoke about the upcoming final season, Variety reports.
The drama follows Daniel Holden (Aden Young), who returns home after spending 19 years on Death Row for a murder he may or may not have committed. The cast also includes Abigail Spencer, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford, Bruce McKinnon, and J. Smith-Cameron.
At the Television Critics Association summer press tour, creator Ray McKinnon said the final season will be about Daniel confronting his identity:
I think in some ways the story has been about Daniel being a conduit for the projection onto him of others. Part of the mystery and part of the tension of this season will be can Daniel become himself as he is now — not who he could have been.”
Aden Young said he didn’t mind not knowing whether Daniel did or did not commit murder:
It was a challenge. It was certainly a challenge I embraced. I didn’t think Ray was ever going to tell me. I didn’t ask him whether [Daniel] did it or not. I asked, are you going to tell me whether he did it or not. So began a philosophical discussion that lasted five years”
McKinnon did reveal there may not be full closure in the series finale:
We want the conclusion to answer all our questions, but that’s not life. And part of what we try to do with the show is reflect in a skewed way what life is.”
The final season of Rectify premieres on October 26th.
Clayne and his Lethal Weapon co-star, Damon Wayans, attended the 2016 Teen Choice Awards to present presented Choice Movie: Drama to Miracles from Heaven, which was accepted by it’s star, Jennifer Garner and co-star Kylie Rogers. Clayne’s date for the evening was his lovely daughter, as he posted on his new Instagram account.
I will likely be adding more to the Award photos as well as replacing some of the with HQ shots.
Clayne’s wife let me know that Clayne has joined Instagram. Here’s a beautiful picture of him with his daughter at the Teen Choice Awards. I’m gathering the photos from last night as well as the TCA panel from Rectify yesterday. Will post them soon!
The final season of Rectify premieres Wednesday, October 26 at 10pm and will have 8 episodes.
EW – Getting off death row seems like a good thing, right? Not necessarily, as Sundance drama Rectify proves — especially in the trailer for its upcoming fourth and final season.
Rectify, created by Ray McKinnon, follows Daniel (Aden Young), a man who joins the real world after serving 19 years on death row for murder. The problem is, he doesn’t remember if he actually did commit the crime, which creates some complications. Season 2 ended with him confessing to killing the victim, though, in order to get a plea deal that guaranteed he’d never return to prison. One condition: He can no longer live in Georgia, where his family resides.
Season 4 sees Daniel moving to Nashville and grappling with his past while trying to move forward. The rest of his family — played by Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford, and Bruce McKinnon — are trying to do the same. See how that’s going in the trailer above, and watch Rectify when it returns to Sundance Oct. 26 at 10 p.m. ET. The first three seasons will be available for streaming on Netflix Aug. 1.
Time to get Lethal again.
IGN – The pilot for FOX’s Lethal Weapon series screened for fans at San Diego Comic-Con and we’ve got an advance spoiler-free review for you. The premiere episode will air Wednesday, September 21st.
Cutting to the chase, I enjoyed the Lethal Weapon pilot more than I anticipated.
Like, I assume, most of you, I was — and for the most part still am — against the rebooting of Lethal Weapon. I’m against most reboots just based on principal, in general, but I can still be wrong – like with Hannibal and Fargo (even though Fargo acts more like a spiritual adaptation/sequel). Basically, there was no point to turning Lethal Weapon into a TV show when the original films are still easily accessible and, in the case of the first two, still hold up.
But I won’t spend this entire review arguing about the actual validity of the show or making a case for or against why it should exist as a thing. It exists. We can’t change that. Let’s see if it works.
And it does. Mostly due to Clayne Crawford’s performance as rambunctiously traumatized cop Martin Riggs. Being a fan of Sundance TV’s Rectify, Clayne Crawford’s casting was the thing that initially caught my interest about this show. He’s so damn good on Rectify — which tonally is very different, of course — that I’ll admit to getting a little excited about hearing he’d be Riggs. And it turns out that excitement was justified.
IRISH EXAMINER – Lethal Weapon’s new TV reboot will be the first US series broadcast in primetime on ITV in three years.
The adaptation of the 1987 Mel Gibson and Danny Glover hit movie marks the return of US-acquired content on the main channel. The last programme to feature in such a prominent slot was spy drama The Americans in 2013.
Scheduled for an autumn premiere in the US, Lethal Weapon centres around the partnership between an unlikely cop duo in Los Angeles.
Clayne Crawford, a cast member of US drama Rectify, takes on Gibson’s role as Martin Riggs, while Roger Murtaugh is played by Damon Wayans, best known for family comedy My Wife And Kids.
Thanks to my lovely friend Kaci, I have this photoshoot from ATX TV Festival in HQ.