Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, “Kill the Messenger” written by Ingrid Escajeda and directed by Don Kurt, stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
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Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, “Shot All to Hell” written by supervising producer Chris Provenzano and directed by Adam Arkin, stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, “Over the Mountain,” written by Taylor Elmore and directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton, stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, “Good Intentions” written by Benjamin Cavell and directed by Dean Parisot, stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
Another familiar face will pop up on Justified this season: Mary Steenburgen has signed in a recurring role on the FX drama as Katherine Hale, an attractive southern belle who was married to Wynn Duffy’s (Jere Burns) mentor in crime. Steenburgen makes her first appearance in the 10th episode of this season and is slated to appear in the remaining episodes of season 5. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, “The Kids Aren’t All Right” (written by Dave Andron and directed by Bill Johnson), stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, executive producer Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
Best-selling author Elmore Leonard passed away in August, but his spirit remains ever-present on the set of FX’s Justified, according to the cast, who spoke about Leonard’s death Tuesday at the Television Critics Association Press Tour.
“I loved the man. He’s going to be greatly missed — he is,” said star Timothy Olyphant. “I feel blessed to be able to do the show and that he got a kick out of it. I feel lucky to have known the man.”
Currently in production on the show’s sixth and penultimate season, co-star Walton Goggins said Leonard’s absence on set has been felt; they honor him with an empty chair in front of the filming monitors. The mini monument, he says, has at times been a source of strength. “There was one day in particular that was really kind of hard…there was this one scene and I just couldn’t get it right. I was tired because it was the end of the day. And I just said, ‘F— it. I’m going to sit in your chair, Elmore. I’m just going to sit down.’ And it was, for lack of a better word…special and comforting,” he said. “I think when it’s all said and done, we will be a small piece of cloth in Elmore’s coat. But it’s something I think for all of us…that we’re really going to hang our hats on. It’s a big thing at the end of your life to say you were part of a literary giant’s career.”
Leonard died at the age of 87 three weeks after suffering a stroke.
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FX Networks CEO John Landgraf made it official at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Tuesday. The executive portrayed the decision as one made by the showrunner Graham Yost and star Timothy Olyphant. “We talked about it a year ago and they felt that the arc of the show and what they had to say would be served by six seasons instead of seven and I regretfully accepted their decision,” he said.
This still means fans get nearly two more seasons of the show, since season five just started this month.
FX also announced that Michael Cera has been cast along with actor John Hawkes (Deadwood) in the comedy pilot How And Why, while Zach Galifianakis will star in another comedy pilot he’ll co-write with Louis C.K. (who begins a fourth season of Louie in May).
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen Justified‘s season 5 premiere, “A Murder of Crowes,” stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, executive producer Graham Yost — who cowrote the episode, directed by Michael Dinner, with EP Fred Golan — takes us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
If you’re trying to encapsulate what makes Justified FX’s coolest drama, a good place to start is the fact that Timothy Olyphant’s character, Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, often seems as entertained by the bad guys as we are. “It’s always fun to bring in new characters that are so wonderfully specific and full of contradictions and humor — scary and yet so funny,” Olyphant says. “I love when you have characters that seem reprehensible, and at the same time you just love spending time with them.” Season 5, which premieres Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. ET, is overflowing with them. Here, Olyphant, Damon Herriman (Dewey Crowe), Walton Goggins (Boyd Crowder), Joelle Carter (Ava Crowder), and executive producer Graham Yost tease what lies ahead.
For even more, read our extended interviews with Goggins and Michael Rapaport, who plays the season’s Big Bad, Darryl Crowe Jr. As Olyphant says, “People are going to be blown away by him. I think we have to track him down because he stole the season.”
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'Justified': Walton Goggins on the return to a violent Boyd (and why Boyd was resurrected after the pilot)
“I don’t believe a goddamn thing you say, but I sure do enjoy watching you say it.” That’s how Walton Goggins remembers the great Elmore Leonard breaking the ice after he sheepishly introduced himself to the author at a party during Justified‘s first season as the man who plays Boyd Crowder, TV’s most eloquent badass. “It just made me howl,” Goggins says.
It’s fitting then that Justified‘s Jan. 7 season 5 premiere — which begins with a 90-second tribute to Leonard, who died last August — marks a return to the Boyd of the pilot. The season picks up roughly three months after his fiancée Ava (Joelle Carter) was busted moving Delroy’s body and she’s still in jail, impatiently awaiting her case to be assigned a judge so Boyd can get to threatening him. Problems with the heroin pipeline will quickly send Boyd and Wynn Duffy (Jere Burns, now a series regular) to Detroit. And after selling Audrey’s to Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman) for a pretty penny, Boyd will eventually have to deal with Dewey’s interloping cousin Darryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport), the season’s Big Bad, who leads his Florida swamp family to Harlan after Raylan vanquishes their latest moneymaker in Miami. READ FULL STORY
'Justified': Michael Rapaport on playing the new Big Bad (and that time he saw a gator at Michael Jackson's house)
Justified fans have plenty of reasons to look forward to season 5 (which begins Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. ET on FX). Top on the list: Fan favorite Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman) is back and we’ll be meeting his Florida swamp cousins — led by Darryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport), this year’s Big Bad. “It’s that sense that they’re carrion birds,” executive producer Graham Yost says. “They come in, they’re invasive, they’re hard to get rid of. We meet essentially all of them in the first episode, then they start coming up to Kentucky and settle on the wire one at a time. You just know that it’s bad news.”
Raylan (Timothy Olyphant), who we’ll learn has put Darryl away before, is called to Florida in the premiere to help locate and vanquish the Crowes’ latest moneymaker. Darryl’s next move after hearing his cousin Dewey has come into money? Harlan, where he’ll learn Dewey is now the proud owner of Audrey’s, having bought it from Boyd (Walton Goggins).
Rapaport was offered the role of the smart gator farmer/hustler contingent on him being able to do a Southern accent. He sent producers a clip of a tiny indie film he’d done (2004’s America Brown) and a fresh voice memo he’d recorded on his phone of a made-up monologue. He worked with a dialect coach and channeled his deep reality TV addiction: “Reality shows are a good resource for actors because there’s a lot of great accents,” explains the fan of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Love & Hip Hop New York, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and Shahs of Sunset. “Now I have an excuse: Moonshiners, those guys got thick, thick accents, so much that they sometimes have subtitles, and then there’s another one with snakes [National Geographic Channel's Snake Salvation].” READ FULL STORY
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