'Rectify' to return for a fourth and final season

By Karen Butler  |  Jan. 9, 2016 at 11:07 AM
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PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- SundanceTV says production will begin in April on the fourth and final season of its drama series Rectify.

The last run of episodes is to begin airing in the fall.

Created, written and directed by Ray McKinnon, the show first premiered on the cable-television network in April 2013. It follows the life of Daniel Holden, played by Aden Young, who returns to his small hometown in Georgia after serving 19 years on death row.

"Having spent his entire adult life waiting to die, Daniel must now try to find a way to cope with his past and forge a 'normal' life with a future before him," a synopsis said. "Daniel, who is still struggling with adapting to the routine aspects of modern life, affects everyone whom he comes in contact with, including his very fractured family, those working to protect him and those working against him on the side of law and order."

The cast also includes Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron and Luke Kirby.

"Rectify is in many ways an existential story that was allowed to come to life during an existential era in serial storytelling," McKinnon said in a statement Friday.

"It was a case of perfect timing with the perfect partners. I have always felt that Rectify could end at any time or just as easily continue. Well, not easily. But there is no perfect 'end' for this story nor for these characters. They will continue to live on. We just won't document them any longer. And the timing of this 'non-end' end feels exactly right. SundanceTV has been a dream to work with on this journey; I am so grateful to have been allowed the freedom to tell the tale I wanted to tell in the way I felt it should be told with the mad and beautiful collaborators who joined me on the ride... Oh, wait, we haven't shot the final season yet. I'll get back to you."

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