JUSTIFIED’s fourth season begins January 8, 2013

Raylan and the gang are only weeks away from hot new Harlan County action, with a new press release from FX dating and detailing the new season:

The Emmy Award-winning JUSTIFIED returns for its fourth season on January 8, and will continue to run Tuesdays at 10 PM ET/PT. Developed by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, JUSTIFIED is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard, including Leonard’s short story FIRE IN THE HOLE.

In Season 3, Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Olyphant) faced off against dirty politics, hidden fortunes, a mysterious criminal ringleader named Limehouse, and Quarles, an ambitious gangster from the underbelly of Motor City.

This January, Raylan will start to pick at the thread of a cold case over 30 years in the making, unraveling a riddle that echoes all the way back to his boyhood and his criminal father’s bad dealings. Meanwhile, Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) finds his grip on Harlan loosening due to a Pentecostal preacher with a penchant for theatrics and a knack for manipulation to rival his own.

Yost is an Executive Producer, along with Leonard, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Fred Golan. JUSTIFIED is produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.

Can’t wait! We’re still waiting on casting news for new characters Cope Entiss and Sharon Edmunds; you can read about the rest of the season four casting scoops (including who’s playing that Pentecostal preacher) right here.