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AMC, Johnson to ‘Rectify’ drama

Network to develop legal show

AMC is developing a legal-themed drama with “Breaking Bad” exec producer Mark Johnson.

Walton Goggins, of FX’s “The Shield,” is set to star in “Rectify” as a man released from a lengthy prison term after being exonerated by DNA evidence.

Script was penned by Ray McKinnon, who won an Oscar for his 2001 live-action short “The Accountant.”

McKinnon will exec produce along with Johnson. Goggins is set to co-exec produce along with Stephen Kay.

Ray McKinnon’s script beautifully weaves together the legal drama surrounding a wrongful conviction into a great character-driven family drama,” said Christina Wayne, AMC’s senior veep of scripted series and miniseries.

Johnson has been a key player in AMC’s push into original series as one of the stewards of “Breaking Bad.” The gritty drama earned an Emmy for star Bryan Cranston in September.

In addition to “Rectify,” AMC’s series development slate includes a fantasy drama “Red Mars,” based on the classic sci-fi tome by Kim Stanley Robinson.

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