Posted by Bunky Bunk at Saturday, April 28, 2012 3 Comments
After HBO (1st & Ten) and Showtime (Brothers) in the 80s, after TNT, SyFy, USA, MTV, Comedy Central and Lifetime in the late 90s, after FX (The Shield) in 2002, after ABC Family (Wildfire) in 2005, after IFC (Minor Accomplishments), Spike (Blade) and TBS (My Boys) in 2006, after AMC (Mad Men) and Starz (Head Case) in 2007, after A&E (The Cleaner) in 2008, after TV Land (Hot in Cleveland) in 2010, after Cinemax (Strike Back) in 2011, after Netflix (Lilyhammer) and BBC America (Copper) in 2012, and finally after DirecTV's Audience Network (Rogue) in 2013*, The Sundance Channel is the latest cable channel to foray into the market of original scripted series with Rectify.
Rectify is an upcoming drama series (6 episodes) created by Ray McKinnon, Oscar-winning director/writer (for his 2001 short film The Accountants) mostly known for his acting career, in roles like Reverend H.W Smith in season 1 of Deadwood and recently Lincoln Potter in season 4 of Sons of Anarchy. The show will be produced by Melissa Bernstein and Mark Johnson, executive producers of seasons 1, 3 and 4 of Breaking Bad.
Rectify follows the life of Daniel Holden upon his release from jail after serving 19 years on Georgia’s Death Row before DNA evidence disputed the State’s original case. Holden was 18 when convicted and sentenced to die for the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year old girl. Now, he returns to his family and to his hometown where the murder occurred and where many still believe he is guilty. Daniel spent all of his adult life waiting to die, now he must learn how to live again or decide if he even wants to while others choose whether or not he will have that chance.
It's been announced on November 3. And now, 6 months later, Deadline revealed most of the main cast members :
— Abigail Spencer (Mad Men, Hawthorne) will play Daniel's sister.
— Clayne Crawford (24, Justified) will play Ted, Daniel's step-brother.
— Adelaide Clemens (The Pacific, Parade's End) will play Ted's wife.
— Jonah Lotan (24, Generation Kill) will play Daniel's lawyer.
— J. Smith Cameron (True Blood, K Street) will play Daniel's mother.
The only question is : who will play Daniel Holden ? Casting is underway for the lead actor of this promising series.
* Seasons 3, 4 and 5 of Friday Night Lights did air first on DirecTV from 2008 to 2011, and Damages season 4 has aired exclusively on DirecTV last summer (same for the upcoming fifth and final season this summer ; FX has no ties to the show anymore), but Rogue will be DirecTV's first actual creation (you can learn more about that right here).
PS : I hate this new version of Blogger, grrr. The thread is now updated with spaces between phrases.
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