Raylan Givens' ex-wife Winona doesn't appear in person in any of the Elmore Leonard stories that introduced the character who's now the hero of FX's "Justified." She's mentioned in passing a few times as Raylan laments how she left him for a real-estate salesman, but that's it. "Justified" gave the character flesh in the form of actressNatalie Zea. But for a while in that first season, Winona threatened to become as irrelevant as she was in the books - to the point where Zea suggested it might be best if she and the series parted company. Fortunately for all involved, things changed quickly, and as the series prepares to start its second season (a week from tonight at 10 p.m. on FX), Winona is just as present and vital as the other supporting characters, and is trying to figure out if the night she and Raylan spent together near the end of the first season is going to lead to more - and if either of them want it to. Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/interview-justified-co-star-natalie-zea
You might not peg Raylan Givens as a "Star Wars" fan, but it turns out the lead character in "Justified" has a little bit of geek cred.It's on display in the teaser for the show's second season, which premieres Feb. 9 on FX. Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and a suspect are in a bar, and Givens notes how much it reminds him of the cantina scene: "Did you know that in the original version, Han shoots first? But then they changed it, so that the bad guy pulls on Han first."It's a great 30 seconds of promotion, capturing both Givens' tendency to shoot first, the tension that being around someone as tightly wound as he is creates and the show's sly sense of humor. Take a look:... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/02/justified-raylan-givens-knows-han-shot-first.html
Watch a new trailer of Season 2 of JUSTIFIED which premieres Wednesday, February 9 at 10PM ET/PT on FX. Justified Show Summary: JUSTIFIED is the story of Deputy U.S. Marshal RAYLAN GIVENS (Timothy Olyphant), a true-blue hero born and reared in the hill country of eastern Kentucky who left at age 19 to become a U.S. Marshal. Now, years later, after shooting a gun thug in a Miami hotel and thereby incurring the wrath of his Marshals Service superiors, Raylan has been sent in punishment (and by fate?) to the one place to which he vowed he would never return – Kentucky. But, being back in Kentucky, Raylan will also have to confront a past crowded with enough skeletons to choke a graveyard. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/daemonstv/~3/K7xjYbZEhBw/
Advancing through scenes with an unmistakable gait and staring intensely at co-stars from beneath agile eyebrows, Timothy Olyphant has quietly established himself as a TV star. Following turns in ensemble pieces like Doug Liman’s “Go” and Luke Greenfield’s “The Girl Next Door,” he became a standout presence on David Milch’s “Deadwood” as the tightly-wound Sherriff Bullock, which subsequently led to high-profile roles in movies like “Live Free or Die Hard” and “Hitman.” His latest character is Raylan Givens, the genteel quick-draw expert at the center of F/X’s “Justified,” whose second season is currently filming, and whose first just arrived on Blu-ray last week. Speakeasy caught up with Olyphant via telephone to discuss the release of “Justified” Season One on Blu-ray. In addition to describing his approach to playing Raylan Givens, he offered some insights into his ongoing creative process, and revealed a few secrets about what’s to come in his career. Read More... http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/01/26/timothy-olyphant-on-the-future-of-justified/?mod=rss_WSJBlog
With just a few weeks to go until the season two premiere of Justified , FX has released an extended preview that includes footage from upcoming episodes. The new season will feature Raylan Given going up against the Bennett family, which will include Lost star Jeremy Davis and be anchored by Margo Martindale. Read More... http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/01/extended-justified-promo-season-two-footage/
Get ready for another season of gunslinging: Justified will return for its sophomore season on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 10/9c, FX announced Tuesday. The network also named new recurring co-stars Joseph Lyle Taylor (100 Centre Street) and Brad William Henke (October Road), who join the previously cast Margo Martindale (Mercy) and Jeremy Davies (Lost). They will all play members of the Bennett family, the biggest pot farmers in Eastern Kentucky. To Read More Click Here.
Margo Martindale has joined the cast of Justified for the second season, TVGuide.com has learned. Martindale, 59, will play Mags Bennett, a towering figure in the Harlan County criminal world. She's the matriarch of the Bennett clan, which has had a Hatfield and McCoys-type relationship with Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and his family for years. The Bennetts have been the biggest pot farmers in Eastern Kentucky for generations, and they were bootleggers before that. Mags is described as a defender of the old ways, and even at her age, she's more dangerous than ever. As you can see in this exclusive first look at Season 2, that will quickly put her in Raylan's line of fire. To Read More Click Here.
Watch the trailer of Season 2 of JUSTIFIED which premieres in February 2011 on FX. JUSTIFIED Show Synopsis: JUSTIFIED is the story of Deputy U.S. Marshal RAYLAN GIVENS (Timothy Olyphant), a true-blue hero born and reared in the hill country of eastern Kentucky who left at age 19 to become a U.S. Marshal. Now, years later, after shooting a gun thug in a Miami hotel and thereby incurring the wrath of his Marshals Service superiors, Raylan has been sent in punishment (and by fate?) to the one place to which he vowed he would never return – Kentucky. But, being back in Kentucky, Raylan will also have to confront a past crowded with enough skeletons to choke a graveyard. Source & Trailer
Joseph Lyle Taylor is joining Jeremy Davies on season two of Justified. Following the announcement that the former Lost star would come on board this FX hit as a pot-dealing nemesis of Raylan's, The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Taylor will portray one of this character's brothers. There's just one catch: He'll play a police officer. Taylor has appeared on such hits as Lie to Me and Dexter. The second season of Justified, meanwhile, premieres in February. Source Here
The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Jeremy Davies (Lost, Rescue Dawn) has booked a recurring role on season two of FX’s Justified , as the new nemesis for Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant). According to the article, Davies’ character Dickie Bennett is yet another old rival of Raylan’s. The smartest of three brothers, Dickie comes from another family that has a long history with the Givens clan, and has spent time in prison for dealing marijuana (which happens to be the family business). His problems with Raylan go way back: he walks with a limp following a high school fight with everyone’s favorite Harlan County marshal. Needless to say, he’ll have a very personal axe to grind. Davies is best known to TV geeks as Daniel Faraday on Lost . To Read More Click Here.