‘Justified’ Casts Dewey Crowe’s Nasty Family
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens has a trio of new bad guys headed his way.
Three new actors have joined the cast of FX’s lawman drama Justified for its upcoming fifth season, Deadline reports. Michael Rapaport (Prison Break, Cop Land) is on tap to play crime lord Dale Crowe, positioned as one of Raylan’s deadliest enemies yet. Meanwhile, Law & Order: Criminal Intent veteran Alicia Witt has landed the part of Dale’s sister, Wendy Crowe, a paralegal and the public face of the Crowe family. Finally, X-Men: First Class actor Edi Gathegi has been hired to play Jean Baptiste, a Haitian criminal who runs the Crowe family’s alligator farm. Deadline describes him as “a former member of the Haitian secret police and has a coldly merciless attitude when it comes to disposing of both gators and humans.”
The Crowe family is connected to fan-favorite Justified character Dewey Crowe, currently incarcerated and presumably as dumb as ever. That’s the best part about Rapaport, Witt and Gathegi’s casting; it implies more screen-time for Damon Herriman’s dim-witted, “four-kidneyed” Dewey, last seen in season three.
Justified returns for its fifth season in 2014.