Justified’s Final Season Adds Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt

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FX has added Sam Elliott (The Big Lebowksi) and Garret Dillahunt (No Country for Old Men) to the cast of the upcoming final season of the channel’s hit series, “Justified.”

Sam Elliott will portray “Markham,” a legendary Kentucky gangster who returns from exile with a private army and bags of cash (earned growing legal weed in Colorado), hell-bent on winning back his empire and the lost love of his life, Katherine Hale (Mary Steenburgen). He’ll find himself butting heads with Raylan and Boyd and even with Katherine herself, who secretly believes that Markham is the rat who brought down her husband.

Garret Dillahunt will play “Walker,” a spec ops veteran who’s spent much of the last decade deployed in combat zones, first as a soldier and most recently as a private contractor. He now handles security for a quasi-legal businessman, a job to which he brings all of the skills (as well as the demons) he acquired during his military career. Walker hides his simmering rage behind an exterior of cold professionalism — until the combined irritants of Raylan and Boyd wear away his veneer and bring the monster to the surface.

Based on Elmore Leonard’s novella “Fire in the Hole,” “Justified” was developed by Graham Yost and stars Timothy Olyphant as “Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens,” a lawman who finds himself drawn back to his home state of Kentucky. The series co-stars Walton Goggins as “Boyd Crowder;” 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 “Ava Crowder;” and Jere Burns as “Wynn Duffy.” Yost wrote the pilot and serves as Executive Producer/Writer on the series. Executive Producers on the series include Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Michael Dinner, Fred Golan, Dave Andron, Don Kurt, and the late Elmore Leonard. “Justified” is produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.

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