Justified has returned for a second season and it looks like there will be no shortage of gunfights, chases and southern swagger.
Raylan Givens is back, and to that I say…
It’s going to be a great season.
Timothy Olyphant is interviewed about “Justified” Season Two and the (manufactured) feud between him and Telematic Dan continues! (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
Yes, it’s me — unknown, unrevered and rarely updated, versus…
Timothy Olyphant — rich, famous, talented and unfairly handsome.
Make sure to watch until the end…
Until next time, Olyphant.
For now, I’ll just leave the final word to your co-star Natalie Zea…
From The Hollywood Reporter:
FX has ordered a second season of “Justified” with a 13-episode pickup.
“We are very excited about the tremendous, widespread acclaim that Justified has received from both audiences and television critics,” said FX president and GM John Landgraf. “Graham Yost, Tim Olyphant, Elmore Leonard and their talented partners have crafted a uniquely ambitious and entertaining series which is everything we aspired to when we developed the show.”
The drama, starring Timothy Olyphant, had a towering debut, dropped sharply, then stabilized in the ratings. To date, the show has averaged 3.4 million total viewers in its freshman season and 1.7 million in the 18-49 demo. The Season 1 finale airs June 8.
“I’m just thrilled, and I’m looking forward to chronicling the future adventures of Raylan Givens,” said Yost. “To work with an actor like Tim, who was born to play this role, has been a wonderful experience.”
“This pick-up speaks volumes to the quality and collaboration on the series, and our unparalleled partnership with FX,” said Jamie Erlicht, president or programming for Sony Pictures Television. “The viewer response to Justified has been as enthusiastic as ours was when we first heard the pitch.”
“Raylan has his dark side… But the guy is a hero.
I thought, ‘Man, it would be fun to do a show
which has a true-blue hero.'”
Justified is based on the Elmore Leonard short story “Fire in the Hole” (read it here) which provides the story for the pilot episode, in which U.S. Deputy Marshall Raylan Givens returns to his hometown of Harlan, Kentucky, to track his old coal-mining buddy Boyd Crowder, an ex-con now leading a Neo-Nazi terrorist group, after Boyd blows up a black church with an RPG. Raylan meets Boyd at the home of Boyd’s sister-in-law Ava Crowder; [SPOILERS AHEAD] firearms are brandished and Boyd comes out on the wrong end of Raylan’s six-shooter. Boyd dies at the end of the Leonard story, but not in the Justified pilot. Which means veteran actor Walton Goggins will be returning to the show at some point (fun link: Walton Goggins’ blog from India in 2009: http://www.hindutoyoutoo.blogspot.com/).
Graham Yost is the series creator/Executive Producer of Justified and a veteran writer/director in film and television with an impressive list of credits that includes Band of Brothers, Boomtown, Raines and The Pacific and the feature films Speed, Broken Arrow and Mission to Mars. He won an Emmy for his work on the mini-series From the Earth to the Moon.
Elmore Leonard is an Executive Producer of Justified and the legendary novelist and short story writer whose works have spawned several feature films, including Out of Sight, Get Shorty, Jackie Brown, Stick, Mr. Majestyk and 3:10 to Yuma. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but has lived in Michigan since 1934. He is also well-known for his “10 Rules of Writing.”
I sat in on a conference call interview with Mr. Yost and Mr. Leonard on April 28, 2010… Continue reading
The drama Justified is currently airing on Tuesday nights at 10 PM ET on the FX network . I had the opportunity to join a conference call with Natalie Zea, who plays Winona Hawkins, the ex-wife of Timothy Olyphant‘s U.S. Deputy Marshall Raylan Givens. (I’ve noted when it was my own question.) Here’s what she had to say. Continue reading
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