Justified is an American crime drama television series that premiered on March 16, 2010, on the FX network. Developed by Graham Yost, it is based on Elmore Leonard’s short story “Fire in the Hole”. Timothy Olyphant portrays Raylan Givens, a tough deputy U.S. Marshal enforcing his own brand of justice, in his hometown of Harlan, Kentucky. The series is set in Lexington, Kentucky and in the Appalachian mountains area of eastern Kentucky, specifically in and around Harlan. The series, comprising 78 episodes, aired over six seasons and concluded on April 14, 2015.
Justified received critical acclaim throughout all six seasons, particularly for its acting, directing, art direction, writing, and Olyphant’s and Walton Goggins’ performances. Justified was nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards, with two wins, for Margo Martindale’s performance as Mags Bennett and Jeremy Davies’ performance as Dickie Bennett.