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 Mags Bennett (Margo Martindale
) was based on a a male character, Pervis "Speed" Crowe, the "marijuana king of East Kentucky," who featured in the Elmore Leonard
novel "Raylan" (2012). Mags Bennett is instead the widow of Pervis Bennett. She is also partially based on a real-life criminal matriarch, Mags Bailey, who reportedly kept her money hidden under a black church. Martindale won her first Emmy Award for her portrayal of Mags Bennett, for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. 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
If I start counting down from ten, I may lose my patience at five.
Long Hard Times To Come
Written by Rench
Performed by Gangstagrass
featuring T.O.N.E-z See more