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High school can be hell, and Stephen King’s 1974 novel Carrie is a prime example of teenagers crossing a line with their cruelty… only to find out too late that they messed with the wrong person. The folks at Scream Factory are heading back to school with their recent announcement that next spring they will release on Blu-ray the 2002 TV film Carrie and The Rage: Carrie 2, the sequel to Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation.
From Scream Factory: “Our month-long “Shocktober” celebration continues with two more films to reveal: Carrie – the 2002 TV-movie remake of Stephen King’s timeless tale of telekinetic revenge which stars Angela Bettis – and The Rage: Carrie II – the 1999 theatrical sequel to Brian DePalma’s original 1976 masterpiece and stars Amy Irving – will make their debut on the Blu-ray format next Spring as a double-feature.
There are no details on extras at this time (if any are planned »
- Derek Anderson
The CW's highest rated show, The Vampire Diaries, returns for its sixth season this fall. Last season ended with the deaths of Bonnie (Kat Graham) & Damon (Ian Somerhalder), this season picks up a few months later with Elena (Nina Dobrev) still in mourning and Stefan (Paul Wesley) seemingly moving on. The show is based on L. J. Smith's hit book series and has expanded into comic books and graphic novels, published by DC Comics, following the success of the television series. Check out the first promo from season 6 below! After a big time jump, the premiere opens with Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) still gone. While their whereabouts will be revealed quickly, the question of what happened while they were there will be a season-long arc. Elena (Nina Dobrev) will be grieving over the loss of Damon by making some surprising choices and bonding with Stefan (Paul Wesley »
As the first original series from SundanceTV, Rectify was something of a gamble on the part of the network. Premiering on April 22 2013 with six episodes, however, the drama quickly established itself as a critical success, winning loyal fans and avid followers. Season two followed on June 19 2014, and is about to wrap after 10 episodes. Fans need not worry, though, as the show has now been renewed for a third season.
The premise of the series is simple, but with endless possibility for exploration. The story focuses on Daniel Holden who, as a teenager, was convicted and imprisoned for the rape and murder of his 16 year old girlfriend, Hanna. 19 years later, new DNA evidence proves his innocence and he is freed. His attempts to adjust, and the attempts of those around him to do the same, form a character study within a Southern Gothic tale.
- Sarah Myles
SundanceTV has renewed Rectify for a third season, just days before the well-reviewed drama presents its Season 2 finale (this Thursday at 9/8c).
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“Rectify has evolved into a show much loved by critics and fans,” SundanceTV President Sarah Barnett said in a statement. “As SundanceTV’s first scripted series, it’s gratifying to see such distinctive and unusual storytelling embraced with such passion. Ray McKinnon is a true television auteur, and we can’t wait to see where he takes us next.”
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SundanceTV has renewed “Rectify” for season three, the cabler announced Tuesday. The third season will debut in 2015. An official episode order has yet to be announced, but season one spanned six episodes, while the currently-airing season two was expanded to ten installments.
“‘Rectify’ has evolved into a show much loved by critics and fans. As SundanceTV’s first scripted series, it’s gratifying to see such distinctive and unusual storytelling embraced with such passion. Ray McKinnon is a true television auteur, and we can’t wait to see where he takes us next,” said Sarah Barnett, SundanceTV President.
“Rectify” is created and written by Ray McKinnon, and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. The series stars Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith Cameron, Luke Kirby, Clayne Crawford, Adelaide Clemens and Jake Austin Walker.
The show tells the story of Daniel Holden (Young) who is released after serving nearly »
- Laura Prudom
SundanceTV has renewed their first original drama Rectify for a third season, reports Deadline. The third season will air some time in 2015 and will likely have six episodes (the same number as season one).
The second season of Rectify wraps this Thursday with the 10th and final episode of the season.
Rectify revolves around Daniel Holden (Aden Young) who was convicted and imprisoned as a teenager for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. After nearly 20 years of isolation on death row, DNA evidence helps set him free. He returns as an outsider to his family, community, and the outside world. Co-stars include Abigail Spencer, J. Smith Cameron, Luke Kirby, Clayne Crawford Adelaide Clemens, and Jake Austin Walker.
Here's the press release:
SundanceTV Renews Critically-Acclaimed Original Scripted Drama "Rectify" For Season Three
Sundance TV is bringing back Rectify for a third season, which is set to premiere in 2015. The drama, which was created by Ray McKinnon, centers on Daniel Holden (Aden Young), a man who was released from prison after spending nearly 20 years on death row. After years of confinement, he must learn how to make his way in the outside world. Abigail Spencer, J. Smith Cameron, Luke Kirby, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford and Jake Austin Walker also star. “Rectify has evolved into a show much loved by critics and fans. As SundanceTV’s first scripted series, it’s gratifying to
- Aaron Couch
SundanceTV's “Rectify” came back for a second season with its leading man Daniel Holden (Aden Young) fighting for his life and in a coma, but now that he's awake as of the end of episode 2, he's looking to move around a bit. In this exclusive clip (above) from Thursday night's all-new episode, Daniel tells his mother Janet (J. Smith-Cameron) he'd like to go for a drive. “Right now?” she asks incredulously. Turns out, he can't go for a drive whenever he wants because he doesn't have a driver's license. Also read: ‘Rectify’ Review: A Death Row Drama Slows Down Even. »
- Linda Ge
Daniel Holden wanders his world dazed and confused, humbled and harrowed, like a fuzzy-headed Lazarus lost for bearings after getting called out of the tomb. Whether this dead man walking deserves his miraculous parole is the hazy question mark at the center of Rectify, a somber existential mystery about historical injustice, guilt, alienation, and other deep stuff. Season 1 tracked and pondered its protagonist, a veritable philosophical zombie, as he shuffled back and through his hometown of Paulie, Georgia — a fictional place; the name suggests (to me) sudden impact Pauline conversions and that apostle’s legendary jailbreak — after 19 years on death »
- Jeff Jensen
The events of the first season of "Rectify," the Sundance Channel drama about Death Row inmate Daniel Holden's return to freedom after his conviction is overturned, took place over a single week following Daniel's release. It was a short period of time and yet — longer than a "24" season, but much shorter than a "Mad Men" season — as Daniel tells a friend, "Every day felt like a lifetime." For some viewers of "Rectify," which begins its second season tonight at 9, that elongated sense of time will be exactly why they love it. The show doesn't move from incident to incident the way virtually every other show on television does, but rather stops to marinate in the sticky Southern atmosphere and in the complicated emotions engendered by Daniel's release among his family, his enemies, and even himself. It is a show in which you would be hard-pressed to describe the plot of »
- Alan Sepinwall
The little series that could, “Rectify” is such a wispy construct, where events unfold so languidly, it’s a puzzle why the hours fly by and prove consistently compelling. Much of it has to do with the casting — which is dead-on from top to bottom, and indeed, gives the supporting players more work through the early stages of season two. Whatever the reasons, this SundanceTV drama, anchored by Aden Young’s out-of-body calm in the lead role, was one of 2013’s most pleasant surprises, and continues in that vein in this new 10-episode run.
Young plays Daniel Holden, whose imprisonment on death row for murder was overturned, and whose release back into the world, after 19 years, set all sorts of unexpected events into motion. That included the brutal assault on him that closed the first season, with the aftermath of that violence dominating the early stages here, as Daniel initially lays in a coma, »
- Brian Lowry
Created by Ray McKinnon
Season two begins June 19th at 9pm Et on Sundance (season 1 available on Netflix)
There are plenty of television shows in 2014 with the ability to amaze an audience, surprising them with bold stories, impressing them with elaborate visuals, or engaging them by drawing parallels to our own world and lives. Many of these shows rank among the best on television, regularly analyzed by critics for their ability to blend cinematic elements, symbolic metaphors, and poignant dissections of life, that blend of intelligent and entertaining that’s hard to find at the box office in this day and age of loud tent poles and cliche, overwrought ‘indie’ films.
However, these great shows (of which there are too many to name in this small space), there have been but a few that can transcend entertainment »
- Randy Dankievitch
SundanceTV’s Rectify — a drama that follows one man’s journey to rebuild his life after being released from death row — left fans with quite the cliffhanger at the end of season 1, and if you just can’t wait for season 2 to start back up in June, you’ll definitely want to take a peek at the two exclusive stills we have from premiere.
When we last left Daniel (I, Frankenstein’s Aden Young), he was struggling to hold on after being beaten within an inch of his life by the brother of the woman he was convicted of killing before being exonerated. »
- Pamela Gocobachi
Sundance Channel‘s drama Rectify will return for its season season on Thursday, June 19 at 9 Pm. The first season of the network’s first original scripted series followed one week in the life of a man (Aden Young) after his release from prison and a Death Row sentence into a world he no longer understands. Production is underway on Season 2 in Georgia on the series, created and written by Ray McKinnon and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Luke Kirby, Clayne Crawford and Adelaide Clemens co-star. Sundance Channel renewed the series for 10 episodes a week after the drama premiered. The network’s second scripted series, Red Road, debuted February 27. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
This story first appeared in the Jan. 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. By the time 2008 rolled around, vampires were well established in the zeitgeist with a surging Twilight film series and the beginnings of HBO's True Blood. The CW, a joint venture of CBS Corp. and Warner Bros., put its hat in the ring with The Vampire Diaries -- and the risk paid off. Based on L. J. Smith's young-adult novels, the show centers on a parentless teenage girl who catches the eye of two vampire brothers while navigating adolescence, the supernatural and death. Lots of death.
- Philiana Ng
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