Rectify Information

Rectify is an American television series created by Ray McKinnon, and is the first original series from Sundance Channel. It stars Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford, and Luke Kirby. The series premiered on April 22, 2013 with a season one run of six episodes. On May 1, 2013, Sundance Channel ordered a second season of ten episodes.

Development and production

The series began development in 2008 when it was originally planned to air on AMC with Walton Goggins set to play the lead role. Three years after originally being developed at AMC, Sundance Channel announced it had ordered the series for six episodes, to become the channel's first original scripted series.


In April 2012, Abigail Spencer, Clayne Crawford, Adelaide Clemens, Jonah Lotan and J. Smith-Cameron were all cast in the series. Aden Young was cast as the series lead in May 2012. Luke Kirby was cast in June 2012, replacing Lotan as Daniel Holden's lawyer.


Daniel Holden was imprisoned as a teenager for the rape and murder of his 16-year-old girlfriend, Hanna. New DNA evidence vacates his original trial and he returns to his hometown of Paulie, Georgia after spending 19 years on death row. The subsequent adjustments and events in the lives of Daniel, his extended family, and the townfolk are related as a character study in a slowly unfolding Southern Gothic story.

Cast and characters


  • Aden Young as Daniel Holden, convicted for the rape and strangulation murder of his teenage girlfriend Hanna but later released from prison after the discovery of exonerating DNA evidence.
  • Abigail Spencer as Amantha Holden, Daniel's younger sister who has always believed in his innocence.
  • J. Smith-Cameron as Janet Talbot, Daniel's mother.
  • Adelaide Clemens as Tawney Talbot, Ted Jr's wife. Daniel and Amantha's deeply religious sister-in-law
  • Clayne Crawford as Ted Talbot Jr., Daniel's step-brother. His father married Daniel's mother after Daniel's father passed away while Daniel was in prison.
  • Luke Kirby as Jon Stern, Daniel's new lawyer. He did not defend Daniel in the rape and murder trial. He's in a relationship with Daniel's sister.


  • Jake Austin Walker as Jared Talbot, Daniel's younger half-brother.
  • Bruce McKinnon as Ted Talbot Sr., Daniel's step-father. He runs the tire shop that was owned by Daniel's deceased father. Before that death he was a worker in the store.
  • Michael O'Neill as Senator Roland Foulkes, who was the prosecutor who convicted Daniel and became State Senator in the aftermath.
  • Johnny Ray Gill as Kerwin Whitman, a death row inmate.
  • Jayson Warner Smith as Wendall Jelks, a death row inmate.
  • Sean Bridgers as Trey Willis, one of the original witnesses to the crime.
  • J. D. Evermore as Sheriff Carl Daggett, a local sheriff.
  • Hal Holbrook as Rutherford Gaines, Daniel's original lawyer.


See List of Rectify episodes for more information As of May 20, 2013, six episodes of Rectify have aired.


Rectify has received critical acclaim, scoring a Metacritic rating of 81/100 based on 28 reviews.

One of the positive reviews on Rectify was from the Los Angeles Times, which called the series "mesmerizing". A less positive review in The New York Times noted the slow pace of the series after the first episode and a quarter.

Abigail Spencer was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress.

International broadcast

Country Network(s) Series premiere Timeslot
France Sundance (France) May 7, 2013 9:00 pm
Greece Sundance (Greece) May 2, 2013 10:00 pm
Israel HOT VOD June 2013
Latin America OnDIRECTV July 15, 2013 9:00 pm

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