THE WRAP – Sundance series follows man who returns home after 19 years on death row
“Rectify” will end its run on SundanceTV following its upcoming fourth season, the network announced Friday.
The series follows Daniel Holden (Aden Young) who returns home after spending 19 years on death row. Having spent his whole life waiting to die, Daniel must try to establish a normal life.
“Rectify” was created and written by Writers Guild Award-nominated Ray McKinnon, the writer and director of the Oscar-winning short film “The Accountant” and an actor in “Deadwood” and “Sons of Anarchy.”
It is executive produced by McKinnon, as well as Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, the award-winning producers behind AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.”
In addition to Young, the show stars Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford, Luke Kirby, and Jake Austin Walker.
The show premiered on Sundance in 2013. It has received critical praise, winning a Peabody Award in 2015.
“‘Rectify’ is in many ways a existential story that was allowed to come to life during an existential era in serial storytelling,” McKinnon said in a statement. “And the timing of this ‘non-end’ end feels exactly right. SundanceTV has been a dream to work with on this journey.”