After a cliffhanger that left us gasping, Rectify, one of our favorite shows on television, is finally back. Get excited and tune in to SundanceTV on June 19th at 9/8c for the highly anticipated second season. Season 2 continues to follow the journey of Daniel Holden, a man whose murder conviction is vacated upon a technicality, landing him back in the small southern town he came from after 19 years on death row. Although he knows he needs to put the past behind, his presence has a ripple effect on everyone around him
Still not convinced? Well, you should be, and here’s why:
1) We can’t wait to see J. Smith-Cameron return to Paulie, Georgia for another powerful performance as Janet Talbot, a mother who has gone through hell for her son and continues to struggle to keep him safe. Incidentally, we loved her in that other southern gothic drama in which her character was part of a fraught mother-son relationship. (Of course on True Blood her son was a supernatural shape shifting human-dog, which further complicated matters.)
2) After loving last year’s southern crime drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, we’re excited to see how prolific director and editor David Lowery translates his cinematic talents for the small screen when he directs episode four of the season.
3) We’re anxiously anticipating how Aden Young’s powerfully restrained portrayal of Daniel Holden evolves over what is now a 10 episode season. His combination of moral ambiguity and compelling magnetism grips you in a way few other shows or characters can.
4) Rectify offers one of the most honest, straight forward portrayals of Southern small town life we have ever seen. Forget all the typical over blown caricatures of stereotypical backwoods hicks. This is a deep, multi-faceted, character driven story that offers a compelling portrait of a striving middle class family coping with extraordinary circumstances.
5) Season 1 was only 6 episodes making it the perfect length to binge on leading into season 2.