Sundance Channel Renews ‘Rectify’

Program is the cable net's first foray in the original scripted space

Courtesy of Sundance TV

Sundance Channel has ordered a second season of “Rectify,” the cabler’s first wholly owned original scripted series.

Drama, which bowed on Sundance on April 22, centers on a man released from prison after spending almost twenty years on death row. The Aden Young-starrer is from the producers of “Breaking Bad” and received positive response from critics.

“We feel as though this story has tapped into something truly unique, with both critics and audiences using their platforms to share such strong, personal reactions to this very distinctive TV series,” said Sarah Barnett, topper of the cable network. “There’s so much drama and character that’s been set up in the first season, it will be electrifying to see where ‘Rectify’ goes in season two.”

Sundance ordered 10 episodes for the program’s second run, and plans to bow them next year.

“Rectify’s” first season — a relatively short six episodes — will come to a close on May 20.

“Rectify” is created and written by Ray McKinnon and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.