True Justice is an American television action series created by Steven Seagal that ran for two seasons in 2011 and 2012. Seagal stars as Elijah Kane, the head of the "Special Investigation Unit", an undercover police task force, in Seattle, Washington.
|Created by||Steven Seagal|
|Written by||Steven Seagal (season 1)|
Keoni Waxman (season 2)
|Directed by||Keoni Waxman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||1 hour|
|Production company||Voltage Pictures|
|Original network||5USA & Reelz|
|Original release||July 6, 2011 –|
September 26, 2012
|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|
|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
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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.
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Season 1 (2011)Edit
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Deadly Crossing"||Keoni Waxman||Steven Seagal||July 6, 2011|
|2||"From Russia with Drugs"||Keoni Waxman||Steven Seagal,|
|July 13, 2011|
|3||"Black Magic"||Keoni Waxman||Steven Seagal,|
|July 20, 2011|
|4||"Dark Vengeance"||Keoni Waxman||Steven Seagal,|
|July 27, 2011|
|5||"Toxic E"||Wayne Rose||Steven Seagal,|
|August 3, 2011|
|6||"Street Wars"||Wayne Rose||Steven Seagal,|
|August 10, 2011|
|7||"Divided They Fall"||Wayne Rose||Steven Seagal,|
|August 17, 2011|
|8||"Lethal Justice"||Wayne Rose||Steven Seagal,|
|August 24, 2011|
|9||"Yakuza"||Wayne Rose||Steven Seagal,|
|August 31, 2011|
|10||"Brotherhood"||Wayne Rose||Steven Seagal,|
|September 7, 2011|
|11||"Urban Warfare"||Keoni Waxman||Steven Seagal,|
|September 14, 2011|
|12||"Diamonds in the Rough"||Keoni Waxman||Steven Seagal,|
|September 21, 2011|
|13||"Payback"||Lauro Chartrand||Steven Seagal,|
|September 28, 2011|
Season 2 (sub-title "The Ghost", 2012)Edit
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|14||"Vengeance Is Mine"||Keoni Waxman||Keoni Waxman||July 4, 2012|
|15||"The Untouchables"||Keoni Waxman||Keoni Waxman||July 11, 2012|
|16||"Blood Alley"||Wayne Rose||Richard Beattie,|
|July 18, 2012|
|17||"All In"||Wayne Rose||Richard Beattie,|
|July 25, 2012|
|18||"Dirty Money"||Lauro Chartrand||Richard Beattie,|
|August 1, 2012|
|19||"Violence of Action"||Lauro Chartrand||Richard Beattie,|
|August 8, 2012|
|20||"Toys in the Attic"||Wayne Rose||Richard Beattie,|
|August 15, 2012|
|21||"Angel of Death"||Wayne Rose||Richard Beattie,|
|August 22, 2012|
|22||"The Conversation"||Keoni Waxman||Richard Beattie,|
|August 29, 2012|
|23||"Dead Drop"||Keoni Waxman||Richard Beattie,|
|September 5, 2012|
|24||"The Cut-Out Man"||Keoni Waxman||David C. Bernat,|
|September 12, 2012|
|25||"Fired"||Wayne Rose||Richard Beattie,|
|September 19, 2012|
|26||"The Shot"||Wayne Rose||Richard Beattie,|
|September 26, 2012|
The series first aired on Nitro, a TV station in Spain, starting on May 12, 2011. It premiered in the UK on 5 USA, with the first episode broadcast on 20 July 2011. The series started airing on Reelz Channel on March 30, 2012.
On April 26, 2012, U.S. broadcaster ReelzChannel renewed the series for a second season of 13 episodes. 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.
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.
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. The releases were:
- Deadly Crossing (Season One, episodes one and two)
- Dark Vengeance (Season One, episodes three and four)
- Street Wars (Season One, episodes five and six)
- Lethal Justice (Season One, episodes seven and eight)
- Brotherhood (Season One, episodes nine and ten)
- Urban Warfare (Season One, episodes eleven and twelve)
- Payback (German DVD exclusive release) (Season One, episode thirteen)
- Vengeance is Mine (Season Two, episodes one and two)
- Blood Alley (Season Two, episodes three and four)
- Violence of Action (Season Two, episodes five and six)
- Angel of Death (Season Two, episodes seven and eight)
- Dead Drop (Season Two, episodes nine and ten)
- One Shot One Life (German DVD exclusive release) (Season Two, episodes eleven as a bonus feature and twelve and thirteen)
|2012||Leo Awards||Leo||Best Stunt Coordination in a Dramatic Series||Lauro Chartrand (stunt coordinator)||Won|||
|Best Direction in a Dramatic Series||Lauro Chartrand (director)||Nominated|
|UBCP/ACTRA Awards, Vancouver||UBCP Award||Best Stunt||Maja Aro / ACTRA Toronto Performers||Nominated|
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- Munn, Patrick (April 26, 2012). "ReelzChannel Renews Steven Seagal's True Justice For Second Season". TVWise. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- "Season 2 - Episode 10: Dead Drop 2". Channel5. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
- "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.
- "Season 1 - Dark Vengeance, Part 1". 5USA. July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- Munn, Patrick (February 1, 2012). "ReelzChannel Sets Premiere Date For True Justice". TVWise. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- "Vengeance Is Mine". 5USA.
- "Serial "Bez litości" w Cyfrowym Polsacie" (in Polish). Media2.pl. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
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