U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is a modern day 19th century-style lawman, enforcing his brand of justice in a way that puts a target on his back with criminals and places him at odds with his bosses in the Marshal service. That conflict results in a reassignment for Givens to the U.S. District covering the town where he grew up. He is an anachronism - a tough, soft spoken gentleman who finds his quarry fascinating, but never gives an inch. Dig under his placid skin and you'll find an angry man who grew up hard in rural Kentucky, with an outlaw father, who knows a lot more about who he doesn't want to be than who he really is. Written by
Did You Know?
The character Raylan Givens was created by novelist Elmore Leonard
, and has appeared in two of his novels, "Pronto" (filmed as Pronto
(1997)) and "Riding the Rap". Givens also appeared in Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole", which was the basis of the pilot episode of this series. See more
It is clear from the surrounding countryside in more than a few episodes that while the series is set in SE Kentucky, it isn't filmed there. This includes scenes with treeless mountains in the background and semi-arid landscapes. See more
Chief Deputy Art Mullen
Someone in Harlan is going into the meth business in a big way.
Or the folks in Harlan are really, really congested.
Referenced in Life Itself
Long Hard Times To Come
Written by Rench
Performed by Gangstagrass
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