“Raylan Givens has a past he’d like to leave behind. Harlan, Kentucky, has a problem.”
Thus begins the trailer for “Justified,” the new FX series set to premier in March. The story, based on an Elmore Leonard character, is about United States Marshal Raylan Givens who is reassigned from a sunny, tropical post to his old Kentucky home when he gets in some trouble. The press release describes Raylan as, “a modern day 19th century-style lawman, enforcing his brand of justice in a way that puts a target on his back with criminals and places him at odds with his bosses in the Marshal service.”
The show comes with a sweet pedigree: It was developed by Graham Yost, executive producer of NBC’s critically acclaimed “Boomtown,” and stars “Damages” and “Deadwood” star Timothy Olyphant as Raylan. The show is a partnership between FX and Sony Pictures Television, which have teamed up in the past for “Rescue Me,” “The Shield” and “Damages.”
An FX representative said that portions of the trailer (above) were shot in Harlan, but the show is shot in Santa Clarita, Calif. The show will premier in March, though a solid date has not been set.