Press release from Sundance TV, July 31, 2016:
SundanceTV announced today that the fourth and final season of its original drama series “Rectify” will premiere on Wednesday, October 26 at 10/9c. The hour-long episodic drama was created and written by Academy Award® winner Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, Chrystal) and is executive produced by McKinnon, Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, the award-winning producers behind “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Halt and Catch Fire,” and Marshall Persinger (“Army Wives”). The final season will be comprised of eight episodes.
Said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV, “We remain so proud to have ‘Rectify’ on SundanceTV. Ray McKinnon’s vision and the creative team’s execution of that vision have resulted in a story that epitomizes the idea of a great character drama. It continues to resist the traps and clichés of a story about justice and reminds us that the justice system is ultimately about the human cost. We look forward to sharing the final chapter of this amazing story with our viewers.”
“I never knew imaginary people could be so demanding. Or rewarding,” said McKinnon. “I will miss you Holdens and Talbots and folks of Paulie, GA. But I will surely think of you from time to time and ponder what you might be up to or up against as you live out your lives somewhere in my dreams. In the land of the living, I’m eternally grateful to the gifted writers, the tireless crew and the incomparable actors who helped me bring this world to life over the past four years, and to SundanceTV for giving this story a home.”
“Rectify” follows the life of Daniel Holden (Aden Young), who returns to his small hometown in Georgia after serving 19 years on death row. Having spent his entire adult life waiting to die, Daniel must now try to find a way to cope with his past and forge a “normal” life with an unexpected future before him. While doubts surround the circumstances of his original conviction, Daniel affects everyone he encounters in different and profound ways — his very fractured family, his community and even strangers. At the end of Season 3, Daniel was banished from Paulie as part of a plea deal and set out to start his new life in Nashville. Season 4 picks up a few months later and continues the series’ documentation of the lives of Daniel, his family and the citizens of Paulie.
Viewers looking to catch up on the first three seasons of “Rectify” will find them streaming on Netflix starting August 1 and available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes. Anchor Bay Entertainment, which has previously released seasons 1 and 2 on DVD, will release “Rectify: The Complete Third Season” on DVD September 6, which contains a two-disc set with all six hour-long episodes and behind the scenes footage.
“Rectify” stars Aden Young (Killer Elite, The Tree) as Daniel Holden; Abigail Spencer (“Mad Men,” “True Detective”) as Amantha Holden, Daniel’s younger sister who, after devoting her entire adult life to securing his release, now has to find her own identity; J. Smith-Cameron (“True Blood,” Margaret) as Janet Talbot, Daniel’s loving mother who must put her family back together as best she can; Luke Kirby (Take This Waltz, “Show Me A Hero,” “Slings & Arrows,” and “Touched With Fire”) as Jon Stern, Daniel’s lawyer who works for an organization dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted; Clayne Crawford (A Walk to Remember, “24”) as Ted Talbot, Jr., Daniel’s stepbrother and the person with whom he has the most complicated relationship; Adelaide Clemens (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, The Great Gatsby) as Tawney, Ted’s kind-hearted wife who relates the most to Daniel; Bruce McKinnon (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Lawless) as Daniel’s stepfather Ted, Sr.; Jake Austin Walker (“Fear the Walking Dead,” The Chaperone) as Daniel’s half-brother Jared and JD Evermore (“True Detective,” “The Walking Dead”) as Sheriff Daggett, who is searching for the truth around Daniel’s conviction armed only with the information he can piece together 20 years later.