If you’re anything like me, you like to indulge in “what if?” scenarios. Personally, I like to wonder what would happen if talented writers took the reigns of Walker, Texas Ranger. Most of the time it ends with me sitting in my underwear wearing a cowboy hat and playing Super Chuck Norris Bros.
My odd personal habits aside, FX may have answered my original question. Graham Yost, writer of Speed (if you claim that’s not a great action movie, you are insane) and executive producer of my favorite cop show ever, Boomtown, is behind Justified, starring universally acknowledged stud Timothy Olyphant as a U.S. Marshal transferred from Miami to his hometown in Kentucky to do something… upholding the law, I’m assuming.
Either way, it looks good based on the trailers I’ve seen. Deadwood’s Olyphant rocks a cowboy hat like none other, spouts Elmore Leonard–the show is based on a novella of his–dialogue with skill, and the tone of the show seems to be Dexter meets the aforementioned Walker.
It starts on Tuesday, March 16 at 10 p.m./9 p.m. Central on FX. I’ll be there, eating jerky and thinking manly thoughts.