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.
In Season 2, Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens (Olyphant) squared off against criminal matriarch Mags Bennett (the part for which Margo Martindale won an Emmy Award).
The end of Season 2 brought about the end of the Bennett family's hold over Harlan County and the return of Raylan's old nemesis/friend Boyd Crowder to the criminal life.
This season, Boyd and his crew will find they aren't the only ones making a play to rule the Harlan underworld. Now Raylan finds himself facing off against dirty politicians, hidden fortunes, a mysterious man named Limehouse and an enterprising and lethal criminal from the Motor City.
The series 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 Ava Crowder; and Natalie Zea as Raylan's ex-wife Winona Hawkins. Walton Goggins also stars as Boyd Crowder.
Yost wrote the pilot and serves as Executive Producer/Writer on the series. Leonard is also an Executive Producer on the series along with Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Fred Golan and Michael Dinner.
Justified is produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.