SundanceTV’s ‘Rectify’ Season 3 Starts Production & Sets Summer 2015 Premiere
Entertainment Weekly’s #2 TV show of 2014 is back for a third season
SundanceTV’s critically-acclaimed “Rectify” begins production
New York, New York – February 20, 2015 – SundanceTV announced today that production has commenced on the third season of its original drama series “Rectify.” The hour-long episodic drama was created and written by WGA Award-nominated Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, “Deadwood”, “Sons Of Anarchy”). It is executive produced by McKinnon, as well as Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, the award-winning producers behind “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” It begins shooting Monday, February 23, and production will, once again, take place in Griffin, Georgia, near Atlanta. The new season, 6×60, will air in Summer, 2015.
Entertainment Weekly cited “Rectify” as the #2 Television Show of 2014, and it appeared on many “Best of 2014” lists, including TIME, Los Angeles Times, Variety, Huffington Post, Vox and Grantland. Alan Sepinwall of HitFix characterized Rectify as “one of the most spiritually rich and thoughtful shows anywhere on television at the moment” and Daily Beast’s Jason Lynch called it “an emotional marathon unmatched by anything else on television.”
“Rectify” follows the life of Daniel Holden (Aden Young), recently released from prison after serving nineteen years on death row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend. When DNA evidence casts doubt on his conviction, Holden returns to his family and 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 determine whether or not he will have that chance.
Season 3 picks up where Season 2 left off, on the very afternoon of Daniel’s plea deal. Will the deal be accepted? Will Daniel be forced to leave town? And when the body of a missing person is discovered, law enforcement once again turns to him for answers. Amantha attempts to have a life outside of Daniel’s situation and is offered a promotion at Thrifty Town. Tawney and Ted Jr., meantime, struggle to decide if their marriage has a future. As they both delve into their pasts for answers, parental ghosts abound which may help them understand how to navigate the present.
“Rectify” stars Aden Young (Killer Elite, The Tree) as Daniel Holden; Abigail Spencer (Cowboys and Aliens, “True Detective”) as Amantha Holden, Daniel Holden’s younger sister who’s devoted her entire adult life to securing his release; J. Smith Cameron (“True Blood”, Margaret) as Janet Talbot, Daniel’s loving mother, who has been living with the impending death of her son for nineteen years; Luke Kirby (Take This Waltz, “Show Me A Hero”) as Jon Stern, Daniel’s lawyer who works for an organization dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted; Clayne Crawford (A Walk to Remember, “24”) as Ted Talbot, Jr., Daniel’s stepbrother whom he had never previously met; Adelaide Clemens (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, The Great Gatsby) as Tawney Talbot, Ted’s kind-hearted wife; Bruce McKinnon (Lawless, “The Wronged Man”) as Daniel’s step father Ted Sr. and Jake Austin Walker (The Chaperone) as Daniel’s half-brother Jared.
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Rectify Begins Filming!
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‘True Detective': Kelly Reilly, Michael Irby, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin Eye Roles
HBO is putting finishing touches on the cast for the second season of True Detective irbyspencerramblinahead of the Friday table read. I have learned that Kelly Reilly (Black Box) is finalizing a deal for a regular role, while Michael Irby (Almost Human), Abigail Spencer (Suits) and Leven Rambin (Hunger Games) are either set or close to deals for recurring roles.
Reilly and Spencer had been on the short list of actresses invited to meet with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for the female lead, which was ultimately offered to Rachel McAdams, but sources cautioned at the time that Pizzolatto was eyeing some of the actresses on the list for other parts.
Season 2 of True Detective revolves around three police officers, played by Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and McAdams, and a career criminal (Vince Vaughn) who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. Reilly would play the self-possessed Morgan. Irby is poised to play McAdams’ partner, now named Elvis. Rambin would likely play Sophia, a beauty with a history of drug problems, while Spencer is in line to portray Alicia, the survivor of a sexual attack.
Abigail is Focusing Solely On Her Career
The actress sat with executive editor Joseph Kapsch, at the media leadership conference at Montage in Beverly Hills and spoke about her career in films and television. She said that she read numerous scripts over the years, although, most of them were bad. She was lucky to have been offered the role of Amantha Holden in Rectify; a very powerful character to be seen on television in recent times.
Amantha is a sister. She fights for her brother, Daniel’s innocence after he is wrongly imprisoned. The show starts off from where it is found that there is DNA evidence to show that Daniel wasn’t the only one at the crime scene.
Abigail Spencer Says ‘Most of the Great Female Roles Are Happening on Television’
Actress joins TheWrap’s Executive Editor Joseph Kapsch to discuss her Sundance TV series and intro AMC boss Josh Sapan at TheWrap’s media leadership conference
“Rectify” star Abigail Spencer dished about her role on the hit Sundance TV series, female roles in Hollywood and revealed the funny story of how she first met AMC Networks’ President & CEO Josh Sapan.
“Most of the great female roles are happening on television right now. I got the great fortune to be on ‘Mad Men’ a few years ago. I got to play Suzanne Farrell, the teacher of the show,” Spencer said. “It really showed me it’s possible to have great female characters in the cinema of television right now.”
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John Travolta has never met an opportunity to sing and dance that he didn’t like.
And that’s exactly what he was doing behind the scenes while filming his upcoming crime thriller, The Forger.
“I was a song and dance girl and he’s a song and dance guy,” Travolta’s co-star Abigail Spencer told me at the Hollywood premiere of her new dramedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now). “I play an undercover agent and we’d be in the park and he’d be in his criminal getup and all of a sudden we’d be doing a time step in the middle of a park in Boston. It was amazing.”
Even more amazing, singing Grease tunes with Travolta.
“It was kind of surreal,” Spencer said. “We’d bust out, ‘You’re The One that I Want’ or something. It was very organic though. I didn’t want to push it.”
She added with a laugh, “It was very organic to bust out in song with John Travolta.”
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‘Rectify’ renewed for third season
Rectify is coming back for a third season.
Sundance has renewed the quiet and contemplative small town drama series another round. The critically acclaimed series follows a man (Aden Young) released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row. It’s not yet clear how many epiosdes have been ordered — the first season was six episodes; the second season was 10 — though we’re hearing the order may come in on the short side.
Rectify is Sundance’s first wholly owned original series. The show is modestly rated, averaging 287,000 viewers.
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