Lawman is a new FX series based on the popular Elmore Leonard character "Raylan Givens", as featured in his short story Fire in the Hole. Developed by Graham Yost (Boomtown, Speed) and staring Timothy Olyphant, Lawman will premiere on FX in spring of 2010. Olyphant stars in the lead role of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. Givens is a modern day 19th 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. We have your first look at Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens in this exciting new video from the series. To watch it, click on the clip below:
Lawman arrives in the spring of 2010.