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"Rectify," the Sundance Channel's first original scripted series all its own, will premiere next year, marking a shift the network's been making into the kind of high-end scripted show territory for which its sister channel AMC is best known. Sundance's dramas have until this point been acquisitions or coproductions like Olivier Assayas' "Carlos," the British spy miniseries "Restless" and Jane Campion's crime saga "Top Of The Lake" (the latter two are upcoming), but with "Rectify" and the slate of scripted series the network announced as in development in the Hollywood Reporter today, it's clear that the channel wants to establish itself as a place for quality original dramas. Read More: Sundance Channel Sets a Premiere Date For Its British Spy Miniseries 'Restless' Sundance has five scripted shows in the development, dealing with topics ranging from surfing to sex reassignment. ...

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