Sundance Renews Rectify for Season 3


Looks like SundanceTV will continue to Rectify itself for another year.

The network has renewed its critically beloved drama Rectify for a third season, only days before the end of the series’ 10-episode sophomore run. The second two finale of Rectify is set to air on Thursday night at 9 pm.

“Rectify has evolved into a show much loved by critics and fans,” SundanceTV President Sarah Barnett said in a statement. “As SundanceTV’s first scripted series, it’s gratifying to see such distinctive and unusual storytelling embraced with such passion. Ray McKinnon is a true television auteur, and we can’t wait to see where he takes us next.”

Created by McKinnon (a writer and actor, most famous for his roles on Sons of Anarchy and Deadwood), Rectify is described as “a complex family drama about a man released from prison after serving nearly 20 years in complete isolation on death row,” and the series stars Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith Cameron, Luke Kirby, Clayne Crawford, Adelaide Clemens and Jake Austin Walker.

In addition to Rectify, Sundance, which is still fairly new to the television industry, has produced three other notable drama series, The Returned, The Red Road, and, most recently, The Honorable Women. Both The Returned and The Red Road have been renewed for second seasons.

While I’ve never watched Rectify myself, it is most definitely on my catch-up list for TV shows I want and need to see. Numerous critics have called the show one of the best (if not the best) dramas on television, and all six episodes of the show’s first season are available to watch on Netflix.

Photo via SundanceTV

Chris is the Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and Film, he has been writing for TVOvermind for over two years and has written about several different television shows, such as New Girl, Breaking Bad, Glee, and Homeland. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13) or email (
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