‘Rectify’ Gets Second Season From Sundance

Sundance is giving a second season to "Rectify," its slow-burning drama about a man released from death row. The show, Sundance's first wholly owned original scripted series, debuted last week to mostly positive reviews. Sundance said 10 new episodes wil air in 2014. “The response to ‘Rectify’ has been incredible,' said Sundance president Sarah Barnett. […]

Sundance is giving a second season to "Rectify," its slow-burning drama about a man released from death row.

The show, Sundance's first wholly owned original scripted series, debuted last week to mostly positive reviews. Sundance said 10 new episodes wil air in 2014.

“The response to ‘Rectify’ has been incredible,' said Sundance president Sarah Barnett. "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. 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.”

“Rectify” follows Daniel Holden (Aden Young) as he tries to adjust to freedom after serving nearly 20 years in complete isolation on death row.

It was created and written by Ray McKinnon (“Deadwood,” “Sons of Anarchy”), and executive produced by "Breaking Bad" veterans Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.

The season one finale airs May 20.