LONDON — Sundance Channel has taken exclusive pay TV rights to “Rectify” in several countries, as the web strengthens its scripted programming.
The rights to the series, from “Breaking Bad” producers Gran Via and AMC Networks, have been secured from ITV Studios Global Entertainment for Asia, Latin America, France, Spain, Portugal, Benelux and Central and Eastern Europe.
“Rectify” star Abigail Spencer will be at the Cable Congress in London this week, where the series will screen.
The show also toplines Aden Young as a man who returns home after spending nearly 20 years on death row. The hour-long drama was created and written by Ray McKinnon.
Sundance Channel also airs other AMC Networks series, including “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead,” “Breaking Bad” and “Hell on Wheels.”
Bruce Tuchman, prexy of AMC/Sundance Channel Global, said “Rectify” “reflects our commitment to meeting the increased demand for more distinctive, compelling programming across platforms.
“With an expanding global footprint and advanced rights offerings, we are confident that ‘Rectify’ and our other hit series will continue to bring in large numbers of subscribers and enthusiastic audiences.”