Season two preview of Elmore Leonard’s Justified

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FX announced that season two of its critically acclaimed drama series Justified will return on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 10 PM. Developed by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, Justified is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard, including Leonard’s short story Fire in the Hole.

Fresh off the epic gun battle that concluded season one, season two of Justified finds Bo Crowder dead and the Crowder criminal grip on Harlan County broken. Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Olyphant) must now face off against the criminal organizations that are moving to fill the void, and he finds himself entangled once again with the mercurial Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins).

Justified co-stars Nick Searcy as Givens longtime friend and boss Chief Deputy Art Mullen; Jacob Pitts as Deputy Marshal Tim Gutterson; Erica Tazel as Deputy Marshal Rachel Brooks; Joelle Carter as Boyd Crowder’s sister-in-law Ava Crowder; and Natalie Zea as Raylan’s ex-wife Winona Hawkins.

Joining the cast in recurring roles this season are Margo Martindale (Million Dollar Baby, The Riches), Jeremy Davies (Lost, Saving Private Ryan), Joseph Lyle Taylor (100 Centre Street) and Brad William Henke (October Road), who play members of the Bennett Family. For generations the Bennetts have been the biggest pot farmers in Eastern Kentucky, and have a long-standing feud with Raylan’s family.  

Yost wrote the pilot and serves as executive producer and writer on the series. Elmore Leonard is also an executive producer on Justified, along with Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Fred Golan and Michael Dinner, who directed the pilot episode.

Check out a few shots of Timothy Olyphant as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens below.

Timothy Olyphant in Justified
Timothy Olyphant in Justified
Timothy Olyphant in Justified
Timothy Olyphant in Justified
Timothy Olyphant in Justified
Timothy Olyphant in Justified