‘Justified’ finale previewing in Harlan

Erica Tazel as Deputy U.S. Marshal Rachel Brooks in 'Justified.' FX photo by James Minchin.

Erica Tazel as Deputy U.S. Marshal Rachel Brooks in ‘Justified.’ FX photo by James Minchin.

UPDATE: The event in Harlan is sold out.

The FX crime drama Justified has been set in Harlan and Lexington for all of its six seasons. But while writers and producers have made research trips to Eastern and Central Kentucky, the series has never filmed in the Commonwealth.

But a group of the series’ stars and executive producer and showrunner Graham Yost will be in Harlan county next Saturday, April 11, for a screening of the series finale and a question and answer session at Harlan County High School. The actors include Joelle Carter who plays Ava Crowder, the woman at the center of the conflict, this season, between Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and Harlan crime boss, and her beau, Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins). Joining her will be Erica Tazel who plays Rachel Brooks, the acting chief of the Marshals’ Lexington office, and Jacob Pitts who plays Deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Gutterson.

According to a press release from FX, the screening will be at 4 p.m. at the Harlan County High School Auditorium, 4000 North U.S. Highway 119 in Baxter. It will be followed at 5 with a panel discussion with the actors, Yost and other executive producers.

There are two ways to get tickets: Listen to Crow in the Morning on WTUK-FM 105.1 FM starting at 7 a.m. Thursday (April 2) for chances to win tickets or enter for a chance to win on the Facebook page of the Harlan Daily Enterprise.

There are two episodes left in the series, based on the late Elmore Leonard’s short story Fire in the Hole, that airs at 10 p.m. Tuesdays on FX (TWC Ch. 55). The series finale is April 14.

BTW, we are scheduled to talk to Joelle Carter this week. If you want to suggest a question, head over to my Facebook page.


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