'Lost' star Jeremy Davies to face off with Timothy Olyphant on 'Justified'

jeremy-davies-olyphant-justifiedImage Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage; Sony/FXTruly, we would be happy hearing any casting news about FX’s Justified because it means we’re closer to seeing Timothy Olyphant’s Raylan Givens on our TVs again. (Season 2 premieres on FX in February. If you just need an Olyphant fix, watch last night’s episode of The Office, in which he guested and was appropriately ogled.) But this casting news makes us wish the calendar could skip a few pages. Lost’s Daniel Faraday, actor Jeremy Davies, has taken a recurring role as the deputy U.S. marshal’s new nemesis. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll play a high school rival of Raylan’s, Dickie Bennett, who is the smartest of three brothers whose weed-trafficking family has long been at war with the Givens clan. (Sounds familiar.) Dickie has spent time in jail and returns to Harlan. Per the trade, he walks with a limp that dates back to a brawl with Raylan on the baseball field when they were teens.

So much to look forward to: How will Raylan greet Dickie? Will it be with the touch of warmth he showed his old coal mining buddy Boyd (Walton Goggins) in season 1, even though Boyd was now on the opposite side of the law? If producers make the point of saying Dickie is the smartest Bennett boy, you can bet at least one of those brothers is going to be Dewey Crowe-dumb, which will be fun for Raylan (and by that, I mean us). Justified loves to have fathers at odds with their sons, so there could be a juicy role for an older character actor who doesn’t mind playing a man who pulls a gun on his own blood. Will Boyd return to stand by Raylan against Dickie? (Goggins, who’s graduated to series regular, recently told EW, “The pendulum will swing in a completely different direction for Boyd, and religion may receive his ire. He may become an agnostic vigilante, [but] I won’t say against who.”) How will Raylan’s father, Arlo (Raymond J. Barry), get involved? How many bullets will fly in the season 2 finale?

Who’s ready for a new season of Justified now?

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Ken Tucker on the season 1 finale
Timothy Olyphant talks Justified and his evolving career

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  • Rita

    Mandi,I could not agree with you more about Tim O. Those eyes and and WTH!!

  • KatieBell

    ME ME ME!!! This was the unexpected favorite in my household last season, can’t wait for more!

  • CountryClub

    Great piece of casting.

  • C

    Best news EVER! Two of my favorite actors on one show. Yay! Makes me even more anxious for the return of Justified.

  • tracy bluth

    BEST CASTING NEWS EVER!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rita

    and I almost forgot I too LOVED the show as well and I could not be happier that Walter Goggins is now a regular. He is an amazing actor..

  • llevinso

    I miss this show soooo much!! And unfortunately my stupid cable doesn’t have FX! I have no idea how I’m supposed to watch Justified when it returns in February…

  • Gingercat

    I only hope my Dish gets F/X back on by then!! I’m missing “Sons” for 2 weeks now!

    • Holly

      I second that. I hope Dish and FOx can work out their differences by February. I will be sick if I have to miss Justified!

  • Sue

    Can’t wait for the return of Justified and Olyphant. Have liked him since his days on Deadwood.

    • Kim

      I freakin loved that show!!!!

      • Kathy B.

        Me too. Started watching it on Netflix because of Justified. Cannot wait for the second season.

    • Linda

      Watching the Office just made my desire for the Timothy Olyphant’s Raylan Givens. The man is pure magic on Justified and Feb can not come fast enough.

  • ag

    *#$! Looks like I broke up with The Office one week too early…

    Justified claims the #1 spot on my DVR priority list. Can’t wait for February!

  • TQB

    GREAT news!! I was already excited. Now counting the days. Justified only gets better as you watch the rest of fall TV and realize how all these shows just pale in comparison. Hats off to EW for it’s coverage; I tuned in because of it.

  • Linda

    Great news on casting and hints of new stories for Justified. Can’t wait to see Raylan doing his thing in Harlan. And it sounds very much like he’s coming back strong.

  • Lady K

    This is EXCELLENT news! I cannot wait for Justified to return!! Now, if only the DVDs would come out…

  • shelly

    I just finished watching the first season of Justifed online. It was awsome. Gingercat I also watched season 1 and 2 of Sons online so you might want to see if you can find it there. The sight I use is tv-links.eu. I think that is what it is you might want to google it.

  • kynne

    Yay!!! I can’t wait for February. Wish they could hurry it up. It was the best show of the Spring Season hands down.

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