Axed: Rectify to end with season 4


US drama Rectify, starring Aden Young, will end with its fourth season.

SundanceTV confirmed production on its fourth and final season begins in April and will air later this year.

Created, written and directed by Ray McKinnon, Rectify follows the life of Daniel Holden (Young), who returns to his small hometown in Georgia after serving 19 years on death row. The series has garnered an outpouring of critical acclaim along with a 2015 Peabody Award, a Writers Guild Award nomination and five Critics’ Choice TV Award nominations.

Rectify is in many ways an existential story that was allowed to come to life during an existential era in serial storytelling,” said McKinnon. “It was a case of perfect timing with the perfect partners. I have always felt that Rectify could end at any time or just as easily continue. Well, not easily. But there is no perfect ‘end’ for this story nor for these characters. They will continue to live on. We just won’t document them any longer.

“And the timing of this ‘non-end’ end feels exactly right. SundanceTV has been a dream to work with on this journey; I am so grateful to have been allowed the freedom to tell the tale I wanted to tell in the way I felt it should be told with the mad and beautiful collaborators who joined me on the ride… Oh wait, we haven’t shot the final season yet. I’ll get back to you.”

It airs in Australia on SBS.

Source: TV Series Finale


  1. Nothing happened in the last series (he was told to leave the town at the end of series two and it took him the whole of series three to actually leave it). Maybe he’ll paint another swimming pool in the next series. Maybe he won’t.

  2. Agree with the other comments, it feels right to end after season 4. Hopefully Daniel can start to find a bit of peace especially now that he will have help in the rehab program. Such a beautiful haunting show, one of the best I’ve ever watched.

  3. Shame to see this wonderful series go, but 4 seasons seems to be about right.I still think the first 3 seasons has been some of the best tv in recent years.

  4. With Daniel taking exhile and everybody going their own separate ways, hard to see more than one series left in it. Especially as McKinnon says it is never going to have a neat ending that ties everything up.

  5. Secret Squïrrel

    That’s probably about right. We should get to see how Daniel has settled in at his new home and there are a couple of story lines to resolve regarding other characters.

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