U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is a modern day nineteenth 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.
Did You Know?
The show was based on Elmore Leonard
's novella "Fire in the Hole", which introduced Raylan Givens, but another studio had the rights to his book "Pronto", also featuring Raylan, which was made into the television movie, Pronto
(1997). The writers were unable to use any stories from "Pronto" without altering the characters and plot significantly. 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
It's kind of hard to stay mad at Raylan.
Long Hard Times To Come
Written by Rench
Performed by Gangstagrass
featuring T.O.N.E-z See more