Justified ending after its sixth season

News Louisa Mellor 15 Jan 2014 - 08:11

It's official: Justified will bow out after its forthcoming sixth season...

The parade of TV goodbyes, started this August with Breaking Bad and continuing over the next couple of years with Mad MenBoardwalk Empire, The Newsroom and Sons Of Anarchy, all of which are approaching their final seasons, now includes Justified.

FX Networks CEO John Landgraf confirmed the news that the forthcoming sixth season of Justified would be its last at this week's Television Critics Association shindig. "It was Graham Yost [showrunner] and Timothy Olyphant's decision" said Landgraf. "I would have liked to have had more Justified. It's one of my favourite shows." Not often are those words heard from a network boss. 

Justified executive producer and writer Graham Yost explained his position, “A lot of it was just figuring out how much story we had left. Our biggest concern telling these stories is that we don’t run out of story and start repeating ourselves. Although there were financial incentives to keep it going, it really felt in terms of the story of Raylon Givens in Kentucky, that six years felt about right.” Story trumping mammon? Mr Yost, we'd like to shake you by the hand.

Read our spoiler-filled review of Justified's season five opener, here.

The Hollywood Reporter

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