The television series "Justified" is an action crime-drama about a U.S. Marshal named Raylan Givens who abides by his own unconventional, and sometimes controversial, brand of justice. Givens gets reassigned from Miami to his rural hometown in eastern Kentucky after he kills a mob hitman named Tommy Bucks. Graham Yost created the series, which aired for six seasons on the FX Network between 2010 and 2015.Continue Reading
"Justified" is based on American novelist Elmore Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole." The character of Raylan Givens also appeared in Leonard's novels "Pronto" and "Riding the Rap." Timothy Olyphant stars as Givens in the television series alongside other regular cast members Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel and Walton Goggins.
The series earns a user rating of 8.7 out of 10 stars on IMDb as of 2015. It also earns a critic rating of 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, with seasons two, four and six all receiving a perfect score of 100 percent. "Justified" won two Primetime Emmys and was nominated for four more during its 78-episode run. Margo Martindale won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2011 for her performance as Mags Bennett, and Jeremy Davies won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series the following year for his role as Dickie Bennett.Learn more about Art & Literature