Margo Martindale joins FX's "Justified"

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Justified First Look: Margo Martindale Is Raylan's New Nemesis
by Adam Bryant

Margo Martindale has joined the cast of Justified for the second
season, has learned.

Martindale, 59, will play Mags Bennett, a towering figure in the
Harlan County criminal world. She's the matriarch of the Bennett clan,
which has had a Hatfield and McCoys-type relationship with Raylan
Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and his family for years.

The Bennetts have been the biggest pot farmers in Eastern Kentucky for
generations, and they were bootleggers before that. Mags is described
as a defender of the old ways, and even at her age, she's more
dangerous than ever. As you can see in this exclusive first look at
Season 2, that will quickly put her in Raylan's line of fire.

Martindale's casting follows that of Lost's Jeremy Davies, who will
play Mags' oldest son, Dickie, who was a high school rival of
Raylan's. Dickie still walks with a limp because of an altercation
with Raylan on the baseball field when they were both 17.

Martindale is slated to recur in the second season. Her recent
small-screen credits include stints on Mercy, Dexter and The Riches.

Based on an Elmore Leonard short story, Justified follows
trigger-happy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens as he navigates old ghosts —
his ex-wife (Natalie Zea) and childhood best friend-turned-nemesis
(Walton Goggins) — when he is assigned to his hometown. The show
averaged 3.6 million viewers in its first season. Season 2 is
scheduled to premiere sometime in February.

Are you excited for the new season of Justified?
I didn't know that family had an female members...seems to be the types that 
would kill their mate right after she gave birth.

Yes, I am excited to see 'Justified' return in February.