NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SnagFilms, a website which offers the broadest collection of independent films on demand to viewers, today announced a free sneak peek of Sundance Channel's new original scripted series Rectify. On Tuesday, April 16th, viewers will have the opportunity to watch the highly anticipated first two episodes for 24-hours on SnagFilms' website. This marks the first time in which SnagFilms is partnering with a television network to share an early look at their programming prior to its premiere.
"We are honored to be partnering with Sundance Channel, who continues to break ground with their original programming," said Rick Allen, SnagFilms CEO. "Rectify is a remarkable new series with roots in independent film and we couldn't be more thrilled to help introduce an early look to viewers."
Starting at 12:01AM and continuing until 11:59PM on April 16th, viewers who send their email address to the link, http://bit.ly/10OV1Rp, will receive an official invitation for the screening. This confirmation will allot them the ability to watch within the 24-hour span. This preview arrives six days before Rectify's premiere on Sundance Channel, on Monday, April 22nd. The show stars: Aden Young as Daniel Holden, Abigail Spencer as Amanda Holden, Adelaide Clemens as Tawney Talbot, Clayne Crawford as Ted Talbot Jr., Bruce McKinnon as Ted Talbot Sr., J. Smith Cameron as Janet Talbot, Jake Austin Walker as Jared Talbot, and Luke Kirby as Jon Stern.
The startling new series comes from Breaking Bad producers Melissa Bernstein and Mark Johnson. When Daniel Holden is released after nearly 20 years of complete isolation on death row, he returns as an outsider to his family, to his community, and to the times. Somehow, he survived the mental and emotional strain of his imprisonment, but now the walls have suddenly come crumbling down and Daniel is set free in a world he no longer understands. He's an outsider, lost in a once familiar world, struggling to navigate his new found freedom. Combined with two decades of technological and social changes to his small town and the larger world, everything he encounters is a puzzle.
Daniel's unexpected presence not only throws his family into disarray, it ripples out to all the people connected to his case – the prosecutor who rode the notoriety to become a State Senator, the Sheriff who pushed the boundaries of the investigation, and the entire town of Paulie that blamed him for killing one of their own. Like a deadly spark, Daniel's release reignites the mystery, the power plays, and the questionable justice that condemned him.
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