SundanceTV has given an early season 4 renewal to Rectify, the network’s first original series. The hour-long drama, created by Ray McKinnon and starring Aden Young, returns for its third season on Thursday night.
The network has not announced how many episodes it’s ordered.
For the uninitiated, Rectify—which came in at #2 on EW’s list of best TV shows of 2014—follows Daniel Holden, a man who returns home to George after serving 19 years on death row. Season 3 picks up on the afternoon of Daniel’s plea deal and, as seen in EW’s exclusive sneak peek, with a confrontation between Teddy and Daniel.
“Even in an increasingly crowded field of dramas on television, ‘Rectify’ has established itself as something special,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC and SundanceTV. “What Ray McKinnon, this incredible cast and everyone associated with the show have been able to achieve is remarkable, and we are so pleased to usher in this third season with an order for a fourth. ‘Rectify’ has had such a huge impact in establishing SundanceTV as a home for high-quality, intelligent drama. We are excited to continue this important partnership with Ray and the entire team.”
The season 3 premiere of Rectify airs Thursday at 10 p.m. ET. Check out a sneak peek of the episode below.