Sundance Channel has renewed its critically hailed new series “Rectify” for a second season after just two weeks on the air.
The drama about a former death row inmate (Aden Young) who’s released from prison and struggles to adjust to life on the outside, premiered April 22 to near-universal praise from critics. The current season runs six episodes, but Season 2 will expand to 10 hours.
“The response to ‘Rectify’ has been incredible,” Sundance Channel president and general manager Sarah Barnett says. “We feel as though this story has tapped into something truly unique, with both critics and audiences using their platforms to share such strong, personal reactions to this very distinctive TV series. There’s so much drama and character that’s been set up in the first season, it will be electrifying to see where ‘Rectify’ goes in Season 2.”
The series also stars Abigail Spencer (“Mad Men”), J. Smith Cameron, Clayne Crawford, Adelaide Clemens, Luke Kirby and Jake Austin Walker. It was created by actor and writer Ray McKinnon (“The Blind Side,” “Deadwood”).
Production on Season 2 is scheduled to start later this year in Georgia.