The season premiere of life after film school (the one I observed, but didn’t host) is airing now!  If you haven’t seen it, you might want to check it out, especially if you’re a fan of Justified — Walton Goggins (Justified’s Boyd Crowder) was 2012’s first guest and got the season off to a great start.  If you’re not familiar with Justified, it’s based on the legendary Elmore Leonard’s short story “Fire in the Hole”.  Set in and around Harlan County, Kentucky, its main character is deputy U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens.  But unlike the plethora of anti-heroes out there, this protagonist is a true hero, white hat and all.

Walton Goggins was a fascinating guest. He talked a little about his good fortune to have co-starred for eight years on FX’s hugely-successful crime drama, The Shield, and shared interesting stories about his experiences as an actor (and now producer of feature films), as well as some insights (but no spoilers) about season 3 on Justified.

To whet your appetite for Goggins’ appearance on life after film school, the latest post on the official Elmore Leonard website features an article/Q&A with Goggins by Jeremy Egner of The New York Times.  And, if you’re a Leonard fan too, the homepage/blog also contains interviews with Justified creator Graham Yost, Timothy Olyphant (Raylan Givens), as well as interviews, reviews, video clips, and (of course) lots of stories on the great Leonard himself, now 86 years old and still creating riveting crime stories with bad-ass characters to match.

The premiere episode will re-air throughout January during the Fox Movie Channel’s new 12-hour “FX Movie Channel” programming block.  Here’s a link to the FXM schedule.


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