Netflix bringing Sundance Channel’s Rectify to Canada

The video streaming co acquired exclusive broadcast premiere window rights for Canadian subscribers to the six-part drama series.
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Netflix has acquired the exclusive first window broadcast rights for Canada to Sundance Channel’s original scripted series Rectify.

The U.S. video streaming giant inked the deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which is handling Rectify sales.

“We are delighted that Netflix is premiering the series in Canada, and offering their viewers the opportunity to watch Rectify in the same week as the U.S. audience. This illustrates both the international demand for this incredible series, plus our commitment to enable global audiences to enjoy new content as close as possible to the premiere market,” said ITV Studios Global Entertainment SVP global digital media and home entertainment Dan Gopal in a statement.

Netflix launched the first two episodes of the series following its premiere on the Sundance Channel on Apr. 22. The rest of the series will roll out weekly at the same time as the U.S. broadcast.

Rectify is a six-part original drama series for Sundance Channel in the U.S., written and created by Ray McKinnon.

The series follows a man after his release from jail, where he served 19 years on Georgia’s Death Row for murder, before DNA evidence disputed the original case. The man returns to his hometown, where the murder occurred, and where many people still believe he is guilty.

Rectify stars Aden Young (Killer Elite) in the lead role, along with Abigail Spencer, Clayne Crawford, Adelaide Clemens, J. Smith Cameron and Luke Kirby. The series is produced by Zip Works and Gran Via (Breaking Bad) in the U.S. in association with Sundance Channel.

McKinnon is executive producer, along with Gran Via’s Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.