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Savor Every Moment: There Will Only Be Three More Seasons of "Justified"

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | October 24, 2012 | Comments ()


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At the New York Television Festival this week, "Justified" showrunner Graham Yost -- among other things -- confirmed that "Justified" will only run for six seasons total, according to EW.

"Longer than that," Yost said, "they run a greater risk of doing 'Elmore light,' which no one wants."

Yost also revealed that nothing has been written for Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman) or Dickie Bennett (Jeremy Davis) yet, who may or may not appear in season four (his character is currently in prison). He did say, however, that another chunk from Elmore Leonard's novel, Raylan will appear this season, but he did not specify which chunk, and that there will be a backwoods snake-handling church involved in the first four episodes. He also gave some details on Patton Oswalt's role in the fourth season. He'll play Constable Bob.

"There's this weird thing in Kentucky where each county has one or two constables, and it's an elected position, but your salary is, like, $2,000 a year. You've got to pay for your own car, your own light bar, your own uniform. But what they get to do with that is serve papers," Yost explained. "And they can charge $60 for serving papers, whereas the State Police has to charge $80. So they undercut the State Police, and that's how they make money. So we just liked the idea of this sort of cop wannabe, who's kind of a cop, interacting with Raylan some."

Finally, Yost also revealed that he tried to talk Johnny Depp into starring in the John Woo directed 1996 movie, Broken Arrow, which Yost wrote and woudl eventually star Christian Slater.

I spent half an hour with Johnny Depp trying to convince him to do it instead of doing Nick of Time," Yost said. "Nick of Time, I understand, is a very bad movie. I've never seen it, but I understand it's a very bad movie. I cannot honestly tell you that Broken Arrow is a good movie, so I don't know if he made the wrong choice. But, I gave it my best shot. It's just this punk from "21 Jump Street." It was like, 'Ohmygod, I gotta talk to this teen heartthrob.' Little did I know."

Broken Arrow really wasn't much better than Nick of Time. It's kind of a wash, really.

If you haven't seen it, here's the season four "Justified" teaser.







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  • BierceAmbrose

    "Well, then, I'm happy and sad for you us."

  • hasshole

    Nick of Time is better than Broken Arrow, Mr. Yost.

  • Fredo

    I'll take 6 great seasons of Justified and be happy.

    Never understood the idea that shows should just keep going and going until they've become shadows of their former selves (The X-Files, House, Supernatural).

  • Aratweth

    Add Dexter to the list. Everything post-Lithgow has been an excercise in underachievement.

  • The_Ghost_of_Bo_Crowder

    Great news. It's rare for a show to know when it's time to start winding things up instead of dragging things out past their logical conclusion date like House and Dexter.

  • dizzylucy

    Assuming they survive to the end, I'm hoping for a Dickie and Dewey spin off.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Dipshit and the Gimp, this fall on FX!

  • Nadine

    I both love and hate the idea of a fixed end point. Love it because it means we will get resolved storylines. Hate it because we may not have enough time to do everything I want them to do, also HATE IT because if THEY KNOW it's going to end, then people are going to die.

    Characters I love and care for, DIE.

  • Natallica

    I read "there will be threesome on Justified". Plus the Olyphant picture, that equals bunk

  • Bert_McGurt

    Three more seasons and there'll be no one left in Kentucky for Raylan to shoot.
    Any word if Limehouse is back?

  • NoPantsMcLane

    #6seasonsandamovie

  • alm6762

    I watched the first two seasons of Justified and really enjoyed it. Last year, I saw 2 or 3 episodes and just lost interest, not in Justified so much as I JUST DONT WATCH TV ANYMORE! Didn't watch Breakin' Bad, not watching SOA. What's up with that?

  • dizzylucy

    Even that tiny little promo just made my day. January can't come soon enough!

    I kind of figured they'd go for 6 and stop, and I like them having a plan so they can do a proper ending, but I will still be heartbroken when that final episode is done.

  • Wōđanaz Óðinn

    And a movie I presume?

  • The whole crew should just go ahead and adapt Riding The Rap...

  • Weegiburd

    6 series is probably a good number, much as I will hate to see the last of Raylan and the gang I would so not want to see the programme losing it's mojo and becoming, dare I say, boring. Does this mean that we can take it for granted that it will definitely be renewed for a further 2 series after this one?

  • TheOtherOne

    Only 3 more seasons? 6 Seasons is a pretty good run these days.

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