God bless SundanceTV for recognizing the brilliance of Rectify, its first scripted series and the best show on television that you're probably STILL not watching. The network has renewed the beautiful and poignant character study for a third season just days before Season 2 is scheduled to conclude.
Created by Ray McKinnon (Deadwood, Sons of Anarchy), the complex character drama stars Aden Young as the quiet and reflective Daniel Holden, a man who spent nearly 20 years on death row on charges of raping and murdering his high school girlfriend. As the show begins, DNA evidence has proved Daniel's innocence, and he's released into a world that's much different than the one he knew when he was first incarcerated. The series goes on to explore Daniel's devastating reintroduction to a society that doesn't want him, while also demonstrating that a television show needn't be bloody or full of zombie serial killers to warrant our attention.
Rectify is particularly skilled at examining humanity on a small, personal scale, especially with the help of an excellent supporting cast that features Abigail Spencer, J. Smith Cameron, Luke Kirby, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford, and Jake Austin Walker. If you're looking to catch up (and you should), the six-episode first season is currently available to stream on Netflix.
Rectify's Season 2 finale airs this Thursday, August 21 at 9pm on SundanceTV.
AIRED ON 8/13/2015
Season 3 : Episode 6