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Though the Rectify TV show brings in low ratings for SundanceTV, The cable channel has already renewed the series for a fourth season. Will the numbers rise in season three -- or will the execs wish they'd cancelled it instead? Stay tuned.
On Rectify, Daniel Holden (Aden Young) spent 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend. He was freed thanks to DNA evidence and returned to his hometown. Daniel struggles to adapt to his new life and make his way in a town filled with people who aren't terribly happy to see him -- including some of the members of his own family. Other castmembers include Abigail Spencer, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford, Bruce McKinnon, J. Smith-Cameron, Jake Austin Walker, Luke Kirby, Jd Evermore, Johnny Ray Gill, and Sean Bridgers.
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At one point in the third season of "Rectify," Amantha Holden is floundering her way through a team-building exercise at a management training seminar for her job. To help her out, the moderator suggests, "Why don't you tell us a story that only you can tell us?" Her story — about how older brother Daniel wound up on Death Row as a teenager, how she devoted her entire adult life to getting him released, succeeded through DNA evidence, and then saw him confess to the murder a second time to cut a plea deal, making her efforts and years into a joke — fits the letter of the suggestion, if not the spirit of the exercise, and it leaves the entire room speechless. "Rectify" itself doesn't exactly tell a story no one else on television could. Almost from the moment TV was born, the medium's been filled with stories of crimes, cops, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: April 22, 2013 -- present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
A Southern Gothic drama, this TV show takes place in Paulie, Georgia and revolves around Daniel Holden (Aden Young) and his extended family. Daniel spent 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Hanna Dean.
Thanks to newly discovered DNA evidence and the efforts of his sister Amantha (Abigail Spencer) and new lawyer Joe Stern (Luke Kirby), his original trial is vacated. Daniel is set free and thrust back into a world he no longer knows. Having spent his adult life waiting to die, »
3 items from 2015
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