Sundance's first original-programming rodeo is officially a business success: The network has handed out a Season 2 renewal to its debut scripted drama Rectify halfway through the show's first season. The 10-episode order is a promotion of sorts, as Season 1 will only be six episodes long. Season 2 is expected to air in 2014.
Rectify follows a man who gets released from Death Row almost two decades after was first incarcerated for the rape of a teenage girl after DNA evidence proves his innocence. The character study follows his reintegration into normal, free society and the suspicions of his family and friends. It's most often advertised as "from the producers of Breaking Bad," but did you know that the man who created the series is Ray McKinnon, who played Linc Potter in Season 4 of Sons of Anarchy? Yep, the guy who hung upside-down and drank chocolate milk like he was addicted.
Rectify is next on my list of things to watch and I hear the first hour-and-change is a bit of a slow grind, but after that, it's fantastic mature drama that's beautifully shot. Check out what our own Ryan Sandoval had to say about the first couple episodes.
Rectify currently airs Monday nights on Sundance Channel at 10pm.