Think the cast and crew of Justified haven’t been doing anything during the show’s hiatus? Think again. Here’s a roundup of what they’ve been doing to stay busy until shooting starts on season 4.
Justified helmer Graham Yost is busy developing another series for FX. The network ordered “The Americans,” said to be an espionage series set in the 1980s. Felicity favorite Keri Russell and Brothers & Sisters’ Matthew Rhys have already signed on to star as the titular spies posing as a married couple in D.C. The series’ first season will comprise of 13 episodes, according to TVLine. It is set to air on FX in early 2013.
Fans of Fox’s New Girl will want to hear this news: Raymond Barry is set to appear as an “older Nick” type character on an episode during the upcoming second season of the hit comedy. According to the Entertainment Weekly announcement, “Nick (Jake Johnson) meets an old man in a bar who claims to himself from the future. The would-be time traveler acts like an older and drunker version of Nick and seems to know everything about his future, er, past.” The second season premieres on September 25.
While many Justified fans will always see her as Mags Bennett, Emmy winner Margo Martindale is certainly busy with other acting projects these days. She has signed on to join the cast of August: Osage County. The dark comedy is an adaptation of a Tracy Letts play and will be directed by John Wells, according to Deadline. The family comedy will star Meryl Streep, and Martindale will star as Streep’s sister, Mattie Fae Aiken. Other actors signed on include Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin and Juliette Lewis. Filming is set to begin in Oklahoma on September 24.
Martindale will also appear in the second episode of the new season of Person of Interest. Set to air on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9 PM ET, the episode features Martindale as a “woman with ties to Finch’s hacker nemesis/kidnapper, Root (Amy Acker)”, according to a report by The Wrap. Acker is known to TV audiences for her time on Angel.
And, lastly, while a premiere date for the new season of Justified has not been set, rest assured that the powers that be at FX plan on keeping our favorite marshal around for several more years, at least. At a recent panel at the Television Critics Association, FX president John Landraf stated that he believes Justified “has a minimum of a six year run on the air.”
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