Edi Gathegi has just been cast in a major recurring role in the upcoming fifth season of FX’s “Justified.”
The Kenyan-America will play a Haitian character named Jean Baptiste, a former member of the Haitian secret service with a cold, merciless attitude, who works for the Crowe family.
According to FX:
“The show is set in modern day and follows U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens who enforcing his brand of justice in a way that puts a target on his back with criminals and places him at odds with his bosses in the Marshal service. That conflict results in a reassignment for Givens to the U.S. District covering the town where he grew up. He is an anachronism – a tough, soft spoken gentleman who finds his quarry fascinating, but never gives an inch. Dig under his placid skin and you’ll find an angry man who grew up hard in rural Kentucky, with an outlaw father, who knows a lot more about who he doesn’t want to be than who he really is.”
Gathegi is currently cast in a recurring role on ABC’s “Betrayal,” and will also make an appearance on Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Christmas.”