AMC announces exciting drama premieres in October
AMC, which is available exclusively from BT, announced today that its October schedule includes the premieres of two major drama series.
Season Two of the Critically Acclaimed Drama “Rectify”
Launches Exclusively on AMC on Tuesday 20th October at 9:00 pm
“Breaking Bad” Comes Home to AMC as the Very First Season of the
Multi-Award Winning Drama Starts on Monday 12th October at 9:00 pm
AMC, which is available exclusively from BT, announced today that its October schedule includes the premieres of two major drama series.The second season of “Rectify”, the emotionally charged story of a death row inmate’s return to his community after 19 years of imprisonment, will premiere exclusively on AMC on Tuesday 20th October at 9.00 pm.Providing viewers with a chance to catch up on the story, AMC will show a marathon broadcast of the entire first season of “Rectify”, with all six episodes showing back-to-back on Tuesday 13th October from 10:30 pm.
“Breaking Bad”, the multi-award winning and internationally acclaimed series is credited by many as one of the best dramas of all time and perfectly represents AMC’s unique, redefining approach to dramatic storytelling.Season one will premiere on AMC on Monday 12th October at 9:00 pm, and AMC will go on to broadcast all five seasons of the drama. Season two will premiere on AMC on 30th November.
AMC can be seen free of charge for all BT TV subscribers (channel 332 in SD and channel 381 in HD, which requires an HD subscription). Sky viewers can access AMC on channel 192 as subscribers of the BT Sport Pack.
Season one of “Rectify” depicts a week in the life of Daniel Holden (Aden Young) following his release from death row into a world he no longer understands.Nineteen years previously, Daniel was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Hanna Dean but thanks to newly discovered DNA evidence and the efforts of his sister and lawyer, Daniel’s conviction has been vacated and he returns to his mother’s home in the small town of Paulie, Georgia. Attempting to build a life that he may not be allowed to keep, Daniel struggles to find his place in a community deeply divided about his release as well as in his own reconfigured family.
In season two, which consists of 10 one-hour episodes, we find Daniel trying to become an active participant in his own life once again, making decisions and contemplating a future.As he searches for meaning in a dangerous and unpredictable world, the effects of Daniel’s return ripple outwards to impact upon the people around him. Not everyone is convinced of Daniel’s innocence and his freedom is far from secure. Places and faces in Paulie remind Daniel of the past and he knows he must confront and accept what really happened on the night of Hanna’s murder if he is ever to find any peace.Season two sees Daniel resolving to do whatever it takes to put his past behind him, no matter how high the price.
Also starring in “Rectify” alongside Aden Young (Killer Elite, The Tree) as Daniel Holden are Abigail Spencer (“Mad Men,” Oz the Great and Powerful, “Burning Love”), who portrays Amantha Holden, Daniel’s younger sister who believes completely in his innocence and has devoted her entire adult life to securing his release; J. Smith-Cameron (“True Blood,” Margaret) who plays Janet Talbot, Daniel’s loving mother, who has been living with the impending death of her son for nineteen years and who long ago had made peace with his loss, giving up on any hope for his release; Luke Kirby (Take this Waltz, “Slings and Arrows”) in the role of Jon Stern, Daniel’s lawyer who works for an organisation dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted; Clayne Crawford (A Walk to Remember) as Ted Talbot, Jr., Daniel’s stepbrother whom he had never previously met; Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby, “Parade’s End”) playing Tawney Talbot, Ted’s kind-hearted wife; Bruce McKinnon (Lawless, “The Wronged Man”) as Daniel’s step-father Ted Talbot Sr.; and Jake Austin Walker (The Chaperone) as Daniel’s half-brother Jared.
The second season of “Rectify” was overwhelmingly well received by critics.The Boston Globe said that it “continues in the same mesmerising fashion as season one” and Variety described it as “consistently compelling”.Entertainment Weekly called it an “engrossing meditation on the complexities of redemption” and TV Guide said it is “one of the most captivating and poignant TV series in recent memory… Truly a profound experience.”The Hollywood Reporter concluded that “it remains as riveting and unique as ever” and The Daily Beast declared it “an emotional marathon unlike anything else on TV”, urging readers to “stop everything and go watch “Rectify.””
“Rectify” is created and written by Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, “Deadwood”, “Sons of Anarchy”) and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, the Emmy Award® winning producers behind “Breaking Bad”.“Rectify” was filmed on location in Griffin, Georgia, near Atlanta.
About “Breaking Bad”
Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “one of the great narratives in television history” and called “TV’s most twisted, bleakly funny and just plain addictive series ever” by the Associated Press,
“Breaking Bad” tells the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his descent into criminality.A high school chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife, Skyler (Anna Gunn), his teenage son, Hank Jr (RJ Mitte) who has cerebral palsy and a new baby girl, Walter is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given only two years to live.With a new sense of fearlessness and a desire to establish financial security for his family, he embarks on a dangerous new life, making and dealing drugs and becoming a ruthless criminal kingpin.
Season one of “Breaking Bad” sees Walter White take his first deliberate but perhaps naive steps on the road to criminality.After making a run with his DEA Agent brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris), Walt sees the potential for a lucrative new business and teams up with his wayward former pupil Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) to make and sell crystal meth."You know the business. I know the chemistry," he tells his new partner, who declares Walt "a damn artist" after sampling the first batch cooked up in their mobile drug lab Winnebago.Walt quickly learns some of the pitfalls of the drugs business when a dealer attempts a double-cross and he swiftly learns about some grisly consequences too when he and Jesse have to dispose of a body.
“Breaking Bad” has garnered 16 Primetime Emmy® Award wins (including the 2013 and 2014 Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Drama Series) and was awarded the American Film Institute’s (AFI) “TV Program of the Year” in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.For his role as Walter White in “Breaking Bad”, Bryan Cranston has received the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series a total of four times including three consecutive wins.Also for their roles in “Breaking Bad”, Aaron Paul has received the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series three times and Anna Gunn has picked up the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series twice.
The series has received outstanding praise from critics.The Hollywood Reporter has called it “one of the greatest dramas in TV history" and Variety described it as “one of TV’s great addictions.”Reviewing the drama’s lead actors, the New York Post said that "Cranston and Paul are so good, it's astounding” and the National Review said that “Breaking Bad” is “the best show currently on television, and perhaps even the best ever."
“Breaking Bad” was created by acclaimed writer, producer, and director Vince Gilligan (“The X Files”) and Oscar® winner Mark Johnson (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Notebook, Donnie Brasco).Filmed on location in New Mexico, season one was executive produced by Johnson and Gilligan; produced by Karen Moore (“3 LBS”) and associate produced by Gina Scheerer (“So Little Time”). Emmy-nominated Reynaldo Villalobos (A Bronx Tale, Bordertown, Urban Cowboy) was the Director of Photography. The pilot and season one were produced by High Bridge Productions, Inc. and Gran Via Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television for AMC.
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