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 character of Arlo Givens (Raymond J. Barry
) was created for the series. In original story, Raylan's father had died years before of black lung disease, also known as coal workers' pneumoconiosis, caused by long-term exposure to coal dust. See more
On multiple occasions, Raylan and the Marshals become involved in criminal activities which would either be the purview of local and state law enforcement or some other branch of the Department of Justice. See more
I've learned to think without arguing with myself.
Referenced in Mother's Day
Long Hard Times To Come
Written by Rench
Performed by Gangstagrass
featuring T.O.N.E-z See more