Rectify: A Sneak Peak at Sundance's New Original Series

Apr 16, 2013
12:00 AM
New York


In partnership with Sundance Channel, the Paley Center offers our eNews subscribers an online sneak peek at Rectify, a new series from the producers of Breaking Bad.

Rectify centers on Daniel Holden (Aden Young, in what Daily Beast’s Jace Lacob dubs a “dazzling performance”), who is released from prison after spending nineteen years on death row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, once new DNA evidence emerges vacating his conviction. Struggling to readjust to life on the outside, Daniel quickly comes to the realization that freedom transcends physical location: he is a haunted by his past and uncertain of his future, and his release has threatening ramifications for both his own family and the small Georgia town to which he has returned.

Rectify was created by Ray McKinnon, a veteran actor (Sons of Anarchy, Deadwood) who also runs Ginny Mule Pictures with business partner/actor Walton Goggins, well-known for his portrayal of Boyd Crowder in Justified. The executive producers include Breaking Bad’s Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, who has compared Daniel to that show’s Walter White as two men who “have secrets and some parts of their personalities that they don’t have access to, and I think the [shows get] to delve into those dark corners of their minds.”