[06/13/12 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, June 13 Updates include: NBC gives pilot order to "Secret Lives of Husband and Wives"; Aaron Paul in talks to star in HBO's "The Missionary"; and Luke Kirby joins Sundance's "Rectify."
[04/25/12 - 11:14 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, April 25 Updates include: Sundance Channel books "Rectify" cast; ABC officially shelves comedy pilot "Counter Culture"; and "Robot Chicken" to film a DC Comics special.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's second of 10 episodes) on 5/1/13
DESCRIPTION: (from Sundance's press release, May 2013) On the heels of its critically lauded, highly anticipated premiere last week, Sundance Channel announced the renewal of the network's first wholly owned original scripted series "Rectify" for ten new episodes slated to air in 2014. The haunting story of a man released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row, "Rectify" has been overwhelmingly well-received by critics when it debuted on Monday, April 22nd, including Matt Roush at TV Guide, who rated the series a "10 out of 10" and called it "TV's most absorbing, unsettling new drama." Jace Lacob, TV Critic for The Daily Beast dubbed "Rectify" "the best new show of 2013" and Mary McNamara at the Los Angeles Times said "'Rectify' is a revelation that sets a new standard... a game changer." "Rectify" is created and written by Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, "Deadwood," "Sons of Anarchy"), and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, the award-winning producers behind "Breaking Bad." Season one will finale on May 20 at 10pm EST.