It doesn’t sound like Justified will go gently into that good night. The FX drama, which premieres its sixth and final season in January, has added Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt in recurring roles.
Per the network’s announcement, Elliott will play Markham, a legendary gangster who returns to Kentucky with a private army and plenty of cash, which he earned growing legal weed in Colorado. He wants to win back both his empire and his lost love, Katherine Hale (Mary Steenburgen). He’ll rub up against Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), as well as Boyd (Walton Goggins), who seemed poised to re-enter the world of bank robbing with Hale and Wynn Duffy (Jere Burns) in season 5’s finale. Another wrinkle: Katherine secretly believes Markham is the rat who turned on her husband.
Raising Hope‘s Dillahunt, meanwhile, will portray Walker, a man described as a skilled spec ops veteran who’s spent much of the last decade in combat zones as a soldier and private contractor. He now handles security for a quasi-legal businessman. He has the air of cold professionalism, but underneath, there’s a simmering rage that Raylan and Boyd will, naturally, bring to the surface.
The Justified cast returns to work later this month.