via press release:
SUNDANCE CHANNEL’S “RECTIFY” TO ENCORE ON AMC
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING “MAD MEN”
Premiere Episode Of New Drama From Ray McKinnon And
The Award Winning Team Behind “Breaking Bad”
To Re-Air on AMC Sunday, April 28 at 11:00pm
New York—April 2, 2013—Following the two episode premiere of the highly-anticipated original series “Rectify” on Monday, April 22 at 9pm on Sundance Channel, the first hour-long episode will encore on sister network AMC on Sunday, April 28 at 11pm, immediately after a new episode of “Mad Men.”
“Rectify” was created and written by Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, That Evening Sun, Mud) and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, part of the celebrated team behind “Breaking Bad.” The series marks the first wholly-owned Sundance Channel scripted production and is the second project for Johnson and Bernstein with AMC Networks.
“Rectify” centers around Daniel Holden (Aden Young), who is released after nearly 20 years of complete isolation on Death Row. 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, 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; and Adelaide Clemens (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, The Great Gatsby) plays Tawney Talbot, Ted’s kind-hearted wife; Bruce McKinnon (The Way Home) as Daniel’s step father Ted Sr.; Jake Austin Walker (The Chaperone) as Daniel’s half brother Jared; Michael O’Neill (Transformers) as former prosecuter, now Senator Roland Foulkes; and Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild) as Rutherford Gaines, Daniel’s former attorney.
Episode 101: Always There
Premieres Monday, April 22nd at 9:00pm et/pt on Sundance Channel
Encores Sunday, April 28th at 10pm et/pt on AMC
After 19 years on Death Row, Daniel Holden is released due to new DNA evidence. He returns with his family to his childhood home, struggling to adjust to life on the outside. Meanwhile, the Senator who prosecuted him plots to reopen the case.
The six-part, hour-long series “Rectify” is part of Sundance Channel's continued expansion into scripted originals, which also includes "Top of the Lake” from Jane Campion and starring Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter, which debuted in March as well as the recent greenlight announcement for “The Descendants” (working title), from writer Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) and producer Sarah Condon (Bored To Death)..
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