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Netflix has acquired exclusive Canadian broadcast premiere window rights to Sundance Channel‘s Rectify. ITV Studios Global Entertainment is handling sales on the six-part original series. Netflix launched the first two episodes days after the April 22 U.S. premiere on Sundance Channel and the rest of the series will roll out weekly in line with the U.S. broadcast. Ray McKinnon created the serial that stars Killer Elite‘s Aden Young as a man released from prison after 19 years when DNA evidence casts doubt on his conviction for the rape and murder of a young girl. He returns to his hometown where he must readjust to his new life as doubt still lingers over his innocence.
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2013 > 04-28: 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival – “In Lieu Of Flowers” World Premiere
Set the Dvr Abigail is a guest tonight on Jimmy Kimmel 11:35 pm!
Q. As a Southerner, did you have concerns that “Rectify” would resort to stereotypes?
A. No, I think it’s very true. We shot in Griffin, Ga. We have people who are not actors who are extras in the show. In Episode 2, there’s a scene between Jon Stern [her brother’s lawyer on the show] and Amantha in the diner, and at the end of the scene Amantha says, “God I hate this [expletive] town.” And they said “cut,” and the whole diner erupted in laughter. I was like, “What?” The woman who ran the diner came over and she was like, “You don’t understand, we say that all the time.”
I’m from the South, too, and tonally the show feels pretty spot on.
Even down to the family house. It’s an actual house in Griffin. The paneling on the wall is exactly the paneling that my grandmother has. I’d open up the pantry and they’d even have the same foods I would see in my grandmother’s place.
The Kraft Macaroni & Cheese with the powder. It’s delicious, don’t get me wrong, but I was like, “Oh my gosh, I haven’t seen that in someone’s house.” Because every house I go into now, it’s like green juices and stevia. If you asked someone in Griffin what stevia was, it’d be like, [drawls] “I think he lives down the street.”
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Another thing McKinnon captures is the shock and trauma of someone just released after nearly 20 years on death row. The main character falls asleep on the ride home from the prison, and then falls asleep again as his sister drives him around to see how the town has changed. When I first walked off of death row I was so deeply in shock and traumatized that for nearly three months I couldn’t watch a movie, a television show, read a book, or take a car ride without falling into a deep, dark sleep that didn’t seem to refresh me much when I awakened. All I wanted to do was go out and walk the streets of New York City at all hours of the day and night. I would walk until I was so exhausted I’d stumble over my own feet like a drunk — and I was drunk. I was drunk on the river of human energy that flowed all around me, over me, and through me. The human interaction and energy I’d been starved of for almost 20 years.
Some new event photos in the gallery of Abigail out in NYC promoting Rectify.
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2013 > 04-17: Abigail Visits SiriusXM Studios
Buzzfeed has put up the first two episodes of Rectify for the next 24 hours – WATCH THEM HERE