The third season of FX's western (southern?) series Justified was a riveting thirteen hours of television. Sure, it didn't quite reach the peaks that the show's brilliant sophomore season did, but it was still great by itself. Villain Robert Quarles, played to perfection by Neal McDonough, was absolutely terrifying as the season's primary antagonist, while secondary bad guy Ellston Limehouse (Mykelti Williams) was also a threatening enigma. It was certainly a strong season for the series, and placed the series in an interesting direction for its upcoming fourth season (slated to premiere early next year).
If you're looking to get caught up on season 3 (or just want to watch it again, like me), the DVD release of the series is on the way. A release date of December 31 has been locked down for the set, which was originally speculated to hit shelves in January. The box art for the set has also been released, and it's certainly far less intimate than the extreme close-up of the season 2 set.
It is, essentially, the main promotional poster for the third season, featuring Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) reclining in a piece of lawn furniture, brandishing his gun. It is, essentially, a recolored version of this poster. And you know what? It looks pretty darn cool. Check out the box art below.
What do you think? Will you be grabbing a copy of Justified's third season when it hits shelves on New Year's Eve? You can bet I will be.
Justified season 4 is slated to premiere early next year.