Justified season 6 Season 6 revolves around the culmination of Raylan and Boyd's rivalry, complicated by Ava's betrayal, the machinations of Avery Markham, and a plot to rob him by Boyd, Wynn Duffy and Markham's secret adversary. Boyd succeeds in robbing Markham, but Raylan's plan to entrap him with Ava's help has tragic consequences.
Raylan's job, life, and future are all threatened in a way they have never been before. Marshal Raylan Givens , a trigger-happy lawman who, after making headlines killing a fugitive, is sent to Kentucky, where he gets deeply involved in the criminal element of his hometown. Raylan was born and raised in Harlan, Kentucky, where his father was a well-known career criminal.
Raylan suffered emotional and likely physical abuse from his father Arlo. During high school, Raylan played baseball and eventually went to work in the Kentucky coal mines, where he worked with Boyd Crowder. Raylan went to college with money given to him by his aunt. After graduating he became a deputy U. Marshal, driving him back to Kentucky. He is divorced from Winona Hawkins, a court stenographer, and is often involved with a variety of women. Raylan is known for wearing a distinctive cowboy hat.
Nick Searcy as Chief Deputy U. Marshal Art Mullen, who knows Raylan from Glynco. He generally follows the law, but gives Raylan some leeway when he trusts his judgment.
Art is more of a father figure to Raylan than Arlo, but becomes distrustful of him after he demonstrates his inability to separate his personal and professional lives, frequently toeing the line between right and wrong. Prior to the events of the show, she is married to Boyd's abusive brother Bowman, whom she killed. As the show progresses, Ava becomes central to Harlan's crime syndicate in her own right.
Jacob Pitts as Deputy U. Marshal Tim Gutterson, a sardonic marshal and former Army Ranger sniper who is generally unimpressed by Raylan's antics. Erica Tazel as Deputy U. Marshal Rachel Brooks, a straight-and-narrow marshal who frequently imparts onto Raylan he wouldn't get away with his behavior if he wasn't white, male, and handsome. Natalie Zea as Winona Hawkins regular seasons 1—3, recurring seasons 4—6 , Raylan's ex-wife.
At the show's start, she is married to Gary, a real estate agent. She works at the same courthouse as Raylan as a court stenographer. She still loves Raylan, but does not trust he is a safe choice given his profession and his tendency to get himself into trouble. Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder recurring season 1, regular seasons 2—6 , the son of one of Harlan's biggest career criminals. Boyd is known for robbing banks and use of pyrotechnics, which brings Raylan, with whom he used to dig coal, back to Harlan.
Boyd is a born-again, tent-preaching white supremacist. Jere Burns as Wynn Duffy recurring seasons 1—4, regular seasons 5—6 , a shady Dixie Mafia businessman who travels around in a motor home and who becomes involved in Harlan crime.
Barry as Arlo Givens seasons 1—4, 6 , Raylan's father and a criminal who often worked with Bo Crowder, but who is now suffering from a form of dementia. Rick Gomez as Assistant U. Gainey as Bo Crowder season 1 , Boyd's father who is released from jail. He grew up with Raylan. Her sister was Frances, Arlo's first wife and Raylan's mother.
William Ragsdale as Gary Hawkins seasons 1—3 , Winona's second husband and real estate agent who gets into trouble with Wynn Duffy. Steven Flynn as Emmitt Arnett seasons 1—3 , a business man who works with several criminal elements.
Stephen Root as Judge Mike Reardon seasons 1—3, 5 , the judge Winona works for, and is known for his strange habits such as wearing nothing but a gun and Speedo swimming trunks under his judge robes. Mel Fair as Deputy U.
Marshal Nelson Dunlop seasons 1—6 Kaitlyn Dever as Loretta McCready seasons 2—3, 5—6 , a no-nonsense teen involved in the weed business who is taken under Mags Bennett's care after her father dies, and who Raylan is a father figure to. Abby Miller as Ellen May seasons 2—4, 6 , a dim prostitute who works at Audrey's. Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett seasons 2—3, 5—6 , Mags Bennett's youngest son, who has had a riff with Raylan since a high school baseball game.
Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett season 2 , the matriarch of the Bennett family. William Gregory Lee as Sheriff Nick Mooney seasons 2—5 , an ill-tempered dirty cop who eventually becomes Harlan's sheriff.
Jonathan Kowalsky as Mike Cosmatopolis seasons 2—6 , Wynn's bodyguard and right-hand man. Mykelti Williamson as Ellstin Limehouse seasons 3—4, 6 , a prominent man in Harlan's black community, he owns a butcher shop and BBQ, and is also known for his ability to help out those who need it, if they can pay.
Mickey Jones as Rodney Dunham seasons 2—3, 5 , a weed dealer. David Andrews as Sheriff Tillman Napier seasons 3—4 , a sheriff who hosts swinger parties for Harlan's wealthy. Demetrius Grosse as Errol seasons 3, 6 , one of Limehouse's employees. William Mapother as Delroy Baker season 3 , the original proprietor of Audrey's who forces Ellen May into sticky situations. Jenn Lyon as Lindsey Salazar seasons 3—4 , the bartender at the bar Raylan frequents and eventually lives above.
Jesse Luken as Jimmy Tolan seasons 3—5 , one of Boyd's men. He is Boyd's favorite and most-trusted soldier, and Boyd regards him as family. Arkin also directed several episodes of the show. Ron Eldard as Colton Rhodes season 4 , a former member of the Military Police whom Boyd knows from their days in the army. Joe Mazzello as Billy St. Cyr season 4 , a tent-revival pastor who comes into Harlan and causes trouble for Boyd. Gerald McRaney as Josiah Cairn season 4 , stepfather to one of Harlan's delinquent teens and a former coal miner.
Lindsay Pulsipher as Cassie St. Cyr season 4 , the sister of revivalist Billy St. Patton Oswalt as Constable Bob Sweeney seasons 4, 6 , a bumbling law enforcement officer who aspires to be like Raylan but lacks skill and a lot of common sense. Sam Anderson as Lee Paxton seasons 4—5 , one of Harlan's elite and member of Napier's swingers' club. He is also a funeral director.
Brian Howe as Arnold season 4 , a client of Ellen May's who is also a member of Napier's swingers' club. Chris Chalk as Jody Adair season 4 , a fugitive Raylan crosses paths with for an old fling. Michael Rapaport as Darryl Crowe, Jr. Buckley as Danny Crowe season 5 , Darryl's brother. Alicia Witt as Wendy Crowe season 5 , Darryl's sister and a paralegal.
Jacob Lofland as Kendal Crowe season 5 , Wendy's son who grows up thinking he's her brother. Amy Smart as Alison Brander season 5 , Kendal's child services caseworker who gets involved with Raylan. Steve Harris as Roscoe season 5 , one of Rodney Dunham's drug enforcers. Wood Harris as Jay season 5 , Roscoe's brother. Karolina Wydra as Mara Paxton season 5 , Lee's wife.
Danielle Panabaker as Penny Cole season 5 , an incarcerated woman whom Ava befriends. Mary Steenburgen as Katherine Hale seasons 5—6 , a crime lord's widow whose past connects with Wynn Duffy's. Justin Welborn as Carl seasons 5—6 , one of Boyd's henchmen. Bill Tangradi as Cyrus Boone seasons 5—6 , a drug distributor.
Danny Strong as Albert Fekus seasons 5—6 , a prison guard who pretends Ava attacked him to get her locked up. Garret Dillahunt as Ty Walker season 6 , a security expert and former soldier who works as one of Avery's enforcers. Jeff Fahey as Zachariah Randolph season 6 , Ava's uncle. Jonathan Tucker as Boon season 6 , one of Markham's men who takes a particular interest in Loretta. Ryan Dorsey as Earl season 6 , Carl's brother. Production[ edit ] Justified originally titled Lawman was given a episode order by FX on July 28, ,  and premiered on March 16, A fourth season of 13 episodes was announced on March 6, , and premiered January 8, FX network president John Landgraf said that, "They [Yost and Olyphant] felt that the arc of the show and what they had to say would be best served by six seasons instead of seven.
Regretfully, I accepted their decision. This was a long conversation. There were financial incentives to keep going, but it really felt, in terms of story, that six years felt about right. In the pilot, Pittsburgh's David L. Lawrence Convention Center appears on film as the small town "airport", and the construction of the new Consol Energy Center serves as the "new courthouse".
Director of photography Francis Kenny said, "We persuaded Sony Entertainment that by shooting with Epic cameras production would be increased tenfold and it would look spectacular. The show looks better than ever and the producers are now true believers of the Red System. Marshal Raylan Givens,  with the onscreen credit giving the source as Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole".
Both Yost and Leonard are credited as executive producers on the project. Yost is also the series head writer and showrunner. Dinner also directed the series pilot, the second episode of the first season, and the second-season finale. Leonard also praised the casting of Olyphant as Raylan, describing the actor as "the kind of guy I saw when I wrote his lines.
It feels as if the attention that should have gone to the storytelling all went to the atmosphere and the repartee. And like the show, you really don't want to miss it.