True Justice

True Justice is an American television action series created by Steven Seagal that ran for two seasons in 2011 and 2012.[1] Seagal stars as Elijah Kane, the head of the "Special Investigation Unit", an undercover police task force, in Seattle, Washington.[2]

True Justice
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GenreDrama
Action
Crime
Created bySteven Seagal
Written bySteven Seagal (season 1)
Keoni Waxman (season 2)
Directed byKeoni Waxman
Wayne Rose
Lauro Chartrand
StarringSteven Seagal
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time1 hour
Production companyVoltage Pictures
Release
Original network5USA & Reelz
Original releaseJuly 6, 2011 (2011-07-06) –
September 26, 2012 (2012-09-26)
External links
Website

CastEdit

Main castEdit

Name Portrayed by Seasons
1 2
Elijah Kane Steven Seagal Main
Sarah Montgomery Sarah Lind Main
Andre Mason William "Big Sleeps" Stewart Main Recurring
Juliet Sanders Meghan Ory Main
Landon Radner Warren Christie Main
Marcus Mitchell Adrian Holmes Recurring Main
Mark Simms Lochlyn Munro Main
Johnny Garcia Jesse Hutch Main
Jessica Finch Tanaya Beatty Main

Supporting castEdit

Name Portrayed By Episodes
Sheriff Graves Adrian Hough 12 episodes
Jordan Sparks Elizabeth Thai 8 episodes
Edi "Edward" Gogol Zak Santiago 8 episodes
Brad Gates Kyle Cassie 6 episodes
Hiro Alex Mallari Jr. 6 episodes
Castillo Ty Olsson 6 episodes
Richard Lynch Rick Ravanello 6 episodes
Anna Zemenko Emilie Ullerup 5 episodes
Milan Saric Mike Dopud 3 episodes
Thomas Madison (T.M.) Snow Martin Cummins 3 episodes
Nikoli Putin Gil Bellows 3 episodes
Tanaka George Takei 2 episodes

Series continuity and settingEdit

The series is notionally set in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region, the Sheriff's Department being that of fictional Everett county, with headquarters in downtown Seattle.

Most Season one and two episodes feature plots involving an economically depressed near-to-Seattle waterfront community known as Camp Harmony, a historic World War II internment site located in what is now Puyallup, Washington. The community is portrayed as an eclectic mix of Native Americans, immigrants from east Asia, impoverished trailer-residing Caucasians, ex-convicts, and refugees from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Season One features Harmony's refugee Louisiana fishermen as integral to drug smuggling in supposedly difficult to navigate and labyrinthine waterways of the Puget Sound. Principal production and photography occurred in Vancouver, British Columbia. Second unit shots and stock footage from Seattle are used to provide localized context between scenes.

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2011)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Deadly Crossing"Keoni WaxmanSteven SeagalJuly 6, 2011 (2011-07-06)
2"From Russia with Drugs"Keoni WaxmanSteven Seagal,
Joe Halpin
July 13, 2011 (2011-07-13)
3"Black Magic"Keoni WaxmanSteven Seagal,
Joe Halpin
July 20, 2011 (2011-07-20)
4"Dark Vengeance"Keoni WaxmanSteven Seagal,
Joe Halpin
July 27, 2011 (2011-07-27)
5"Toxic E"Wayne RoseSteven Seagal,
Joe Halpin
August 3, 2011 (2011-08-03)
6"Street Wars"Wayne RoseSteven Seagal,
Joe Halpin
August 10, 2011 (2011-08-10)
7"Divided They Fall"Wayne RoseSteven Seagal,
Joe Halpin
August 17, 2011 (2011-08-17)
8"Lethal Justice"Wayne RoseSteven Seagal,
Joe Halpin
August 24, 2011 (2011-08-24)
9"Yakuza"Wayne RoseSteven Seagal,
Joe Halpin
August 31, 2011 (2011-08-31)
10"Brotherhood"Wayne RoseSteven Seagal,
Joe Halpin
September 7, 2011 (2011-09-07)
11"Urban Warfare"Keoni WaxmanSteven Seagal,
Joe Halpin
September 14, 2011 (2011-09-14)
12"Diamonds in the Rough"Keoni WaxmanSteven Seagal,
Joe Halpin
September 21, 2011 (2011-09-21)
13"Payback"Lauro ChartrandSteven Seagal,
Joe Halpin
September 28, 2011 (2011-09-28)

Season 2 (sub-title "The Ghost", 2012)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
14"Vengeance Is Mine"Keoni WaxmanKeoni WaxmanJuly 4, 2012 (2012-07-04)
15"The Untouchables"Keoni WaxmanKeoni WaxmanJuly 11, 2012 (2012-07-11)
16"Blood Alley"Wayne RoseRichard Beattie,
Keoni Waxman
July 18, 2012 (2012-07-18)
17"All In"Wayne RoseRichard Beattie,
Keoni Waxman
July 25, 2012 (2012-07-25)
18"Dirty Money"Lauro ChartrandRichard Beattie,
Keoni Waxman
August 1, 2012 (2012-08-01)
19"Violence of Action"Lauro ChartrandRichard Beattie,
Keoni Waxman
August 8, 2012 (2012-08-08)
20"Toys in the Attic"Wayne RoseRichard Beattie,
Keoni Waxman
August 15, 2012 (2012-08-15)
21"Angel of Death"Wayne RoseRichard Beattie,
Keoni Waxman
August 22, 2012 (2012-08-22)
22"The Conversation"Keoni WaxmanRichard Beattie,
Keoni Waxman
August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29)
23"Dead Drop"Keoni WaxmanRichard Beattie,
Keoni Waxman
September 5, 2012 (2012-09-05)[3]
24"The Cut-Out Man"Keoni WaxmanDavid C. Bernat,
Keoni Waxman
September 12, 2012 (2012-09-12)
25"Fired"Wayne RoseRichard Beattie,
Keoni Waxman
September 19, 2012 (2012-09-19)
26"The Shot"Wayne RoseRichard Beattie,
Keoni Waxman
September 26, 2012 (2012-09-26)

ReleaseEdit

The series first aired on Nitro, a TV station in Spain, starting on May 12, 2011.[4] It premiered in the UK on 5 USA, with the first episode broadcast on 20 July 2011.[5] The series started airing on Reelz Channel on March 30, 2012.[6]

On April 26, 2012, U.S. broadcaster ReelzChannel renewed the series for a second season of 13 episodes.[2] For the second season, the supporting cast changed slightly and had a new writing team. The second season is subtitled "The Ghost", the name of the villain that the main characters are pursuing. 5USA also broadcast the second season, starting on 4 July 2012.[7]

Some episodes were made available in Poland on Cyfrowy Polsat VOD, between 30 September and 31 October 2011.[8]

The series is gradually being released on DVD and Blu-ray, two episodes at a time, edited into single "movies" (see below). A box set of the first season was released in Australia by Paramount Home Entertainment on December 8, 2011.

DVDsEdit

True Justice was gradually released as a series of DVD (and some Blu-ray) "movies" in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands, with each disc editing together two episodes. Deadly Crossing was also released in Mexico by Videomax under their Gussi label.[9] The releases were:

  1. Deadly Crossing (Season One, episodes one and two)
  2. Dark Vengeance (Season One, episodes three and four)
  3. Street Wars (Season One, episodes five and six)
  4. Lethal Justice (Season One, episodes seven and eight)
  5. Brotherhood (Season One, episodes nine and ten)
  6. Urban Warfare (Season One, episodes eleven and twelve)
  7. Payback (German DVD exclusive release) (Season One, episode thirteen)
  8. Vengeance is Mine (Season Two, episodes one and two)
  9. Blood Alley (Season Two, episodes three and four)
  10. Violence of Action (Season Two, episodes five and six)
  11. Angel of Death (Season Two, episodes seven and eight)
  12. Dead Drop (Season Two, episodes nine and ten)
  13. One Shot One Life (German DVD exclusive release) (Season Two, episodes eleven as a bonus feature and twelve and thirteen)

AccoladesEdit

Year Festival Category Award Recipient Result Ref.
2012 Leo Awards Leo Best Stunt Coordination in a Dramatic Series Lauro Chartrand (stunt coordinator) Won [10]
Best Direction in a Dramatic Series Lauro Chartrand (director) Nominated
UBCP/ACTRA Awards, Vancouver UBCP Award Best Stunt Maja Aro / ACTRA Toronto Performers Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sweney, Mark (2 July 2010). "Five buys Steven Seagal police show for digital channel". Guardian. London. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  2. ^ a b Munn, Patrick (April 26, 2012). "ReelzChannel Renews Steven Seagal's True Justice For Second Season". TVWise. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "Season 2 - Episode 10: Dead Drop 2". Channel5. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
  4. ^ "Nitro estrena Justicia Extrema" (in Spanish). Nitro. 11 May 2011. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2011. NITRO, the channel Antena 3, is converted from tomorrow Thursday at 22:15 am in the first World Television to broadcast the series Extreme Justice (True Justice), starring and produced by Steven Seagal.
  5. ^ "Season 1 - Dark Vengeance, Part 1". 5USA. July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  6. ^ Munn, Patrick (February 1, 2012). "ReelzChannel Sets Premiere Date For True Justice". TVWise. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  7. ^ "Vengeance Is Mine". 5USA.
  8. ^ "Serial "Bez litości" w Cyfrowym Polsacie" (in Polish). Media2.pl. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  9. ^ "Gussi Store". Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  10. ^ "True Justice award-listing on IMDb".

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