Today was not a good day for fans of the SundanceTV series Rectify.
SundanceTV today announced from the Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Press Tour that Rectify, the network’s Peabody Award-winning drama, will begin production on its fourth and final season in April and premiere in fall 2016.
Created, written and directed by Academy Award® winner Ray McKinnon and produced by Emmy Award® winners Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, Rectify first premiered on SundanceTV in April 2013.
“Rectify is in many ways an existential story that was allowed to come to life during an existential era in serial storytelling,” said McKinnon. “It was a case of perfect timing with the perfect partners. I have always felt that ‘Rectify’ could end at any time or just as easily continue. Well, not easily. But there is no perfect ‘end’ for this story nor for these characters. They will continue to live on. We just won’t document them any longer. And the timing of this ‘non-end’ end feels exactly right. SundanceTV has been a dream to work with on this journey; I am so grateful to have been allowed the freedom to tell the tale I wanted to tell in the way I felt it should be told with the mad and beautiful collaborators who joined me on the ride… Oh wait, we haven’t shot the final season yet. I’ll get back to you.”
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 a future before him.
**Photo Credit: Daniel McFadden**