Sundance Channel Announces 'Rectify,' Network's First Wholly Owned Original Scripted Series To Debut With Two Episodes April 22,

 Sundance Channel Announces 'Rectify,' Network's First Wholly Owned Original
 Scripted Series To Debut With Two Episodes April 22, 2013 Starting At 9:00pm
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Original Series Created By Ray McKinnon and Executive Produced By The Award
Winning Team Behind 'Breaking Bad'

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 10, 2013

NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sundance Channel's highly anticipated
original series "Rectify" will debut on April 22, 2013 at 9:00pm et/pt with
two episodes. The six-episode hour-long series, created and written by Ray
McKinnon (The Accountant, That Evening Sun, Mud) and executive produced by
Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (the team behind the critically-acclaimed
AMC series, "Breaking Bad"), marks the first wholly owned Sundance Channel
scripted production.

When the series was presented earlier this year at the bi-annual meeting of
the Television Critics Association, The Hollywood Reporter's TV Critic Tim
Goodman singled Rectify as "the show I'm most excited to immerse myself in."
Later that month, following a screening at the Sundance Film Festival, the
Salt Lake Tribune's TV critic Scott Pierce described the series as "moody" and
"engrossing."

When Daniel Holden (Aden Young) is released after nearly 20 years of complete
isolation on Death Row, he returns as an outsider to his family, to his
community, and to the times. Somehow, he survived the mental and emotional
strain of his imprisonment, but now the walls have suddenly come crumbling
down and Daniel is set free in a world he no longer understands. He's an
outsider, lost in a once familiar world, struggling to navigate his new found
freedom. Combined with two decades of technological and social changes to his
small town and the larger world, everything he encounters is a puzzle.

Daniel's unexpected presence not only throws his family into disarray, it
ripples out to all the people connected to his case – the prosecutor who rode
the notoriety to become a State Senator, the Sheriff who pushed the boundaries
of the investigation, and the entire town of Paulie, GA, that blamed him for
killing one of their own. Like a deadly spark, Daniel's release reignites the
mystery, the power plays, and the questionable justice that condemned him. 

"We couldn't be happier with the caliber of this series -- from the dramatic
tension of the narrative,to the complexity of the beautifully written and
acted characters,we're confident that 'Rectify' will resonate with our
viewers,and also attract a whole new audience that is drawn to exceptional
storytelling," said Sarah Barnett, President and General Manager, Sundance
Channel.

Also starring in "Rectify" alongside Aden Young (Killer Elite, The Tree) as
Daniel Holden are Abigail Spencer (Cowboys and Aliens, Oz the Great and
Powerful), who portrays Amantha Holden, Daniel Holden's younger sister who
believes completely in his innocence and has devoted her entire adult life to
securing his release; J. Smith Cameron ("True Blood", Margaret) who plays
Janet Talbot, Daniel's loving mother, who has been living with the impending
death of her son for nineteen years, and who long ago had made peace with the
loss of her son, giving up on any hope for his release; Luke Kirby (Take this
Waltz, "Slings and Arrows") tackles the role of Jon Stern, Daniel's lawyer
who works for an organization dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully
convicted; Clayne Crawford (A Walk to Remember) portrays Ted Talbot, Jr.,
Daniel's stepbrother whom he had never previously met; and Adelaide Clemens
(Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, The Great Gatsby) plays Tawney Talbot, Ted's
kind-hearted wife; Bruce McKinnon (The Way Home) as Daniel's step father Ted
Sr.; Jake Austin Walker (The Chaperone) as Daniel's half brother Jared;
Michael O'Neill (Transformers) as Senator Roland Foulkes; and Hal Holbrook
(Into the Wild) as Rutherford Gaines, Daniel's former attorney.

Episode Airdates and Descriptions

Monday, April 22^nd at 9:00pm et/pt
Episode 101: Always There
After 19 years on Death Row, Daniel Holden is released due to new DNA
evidence. He returns with his family to his childhood home, struggling to
adjust to life on the outside. Meanwhile, the Senator who prosecuted him plots
to reopen the case.

Monday, April 22^nd at 10:00pm et/pt
Episode 102: Sexual Peeling
While Daniel explores town on his own, Amantha worries for his safety. Ted Jr.
fears for the future of the family business. And Senator Foulkes learns some
valuable gossip from his secret lover. Unease and tension pervade Daniel's
welcome home party.

Monday, April 29^th at 10:00pm et/pt
Episode 103: Modern Times
Daniel retreats from the stress of recent events as his return opens old
wounds.Tawney reaches out to him, unbeknownst to her husband.Jon confronts
Daniel's original defense lawyer. And Amantha fears the town's anger may erupt
any moment.

Monday, May 6^th at 10:00pm et/pt
104: Plato's Cave
Janet's day in town with Daniel becomes a media spectacle. Back on the case,
Sheriff Daggett questions Trey Willis about a missing witness. Daniel and
Tawney connect in unexpected ways.

Monday, May 13^th at 10:00pm et/pt
105: Drip, Drip
Daniel loses his grip on reality as he wrestles with life after Death Row.
Following a surreal night with a mysterious stranger, he finds himself at odds
with Ted Jr. – who questions Daniel's innocence.

Monday, May 20^th at 10:00pm et/pt
106: Jacob's Ladder
As the town's anger hits the boiling point, Daniel's family goes on alert.
Foulkes presses the D.A. for a retrial. Ted Jr. and Tawney recover from
disturbing encounters. Trey Willissearches for the missing George Melton.
Daniel must decide his future.

"Rectify" is part of Sundance Channel's continued expansion into scripted
originals, which includes "Restless," the riveting two-part miniseries based
on the novel by British author William Boyd depicting the story of a daughter
who discovers that her mother was recruited as a spy during World War II,
starring Hayley Atwell, Michelle Dockery, Charlotte Rampling  and just
premiered earlier in December, as well as "Top of the Lake" from Jane Campion
and starring Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter which is also scheduled to air in
2013. Earlier this year, the network received Golden Globe and SAG®
nominations for scripted mini-series "Appropriate Adult." The network's first
scripted project, "Carlos," won the Golden Globe for Outstanding Mini-series
in 2011.

About Sundance Channel
Sundance Channel is the destination for What's Next, Now. Showcasing both
today's creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, Sundance Channel
tells bold stories with a fresh point of view. In addition to award winning
films, Sundance Channel is home to daring new original programming. Launched
in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., Sundance Channel provides
perspectives dedicated to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate
creativity.

About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30
years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and
award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv,
and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally
relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company
also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming
business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network
programming feed origination and distribution company.

SOURCE Sundance Channel

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Contact: Katie Lanegran, Sr. Director, Public Relations, Sundance Channel,
646-273-7154, Katie.lanegran@sundancechannel.com; Leslie Gwinn, Ferencomm for
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