|Genre||Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller|
|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(s)||Voltage Pictures|
|Original network||5USA & Reelz|
|Original release||July 6, 2011 – September 26, 2012|
True Justice is a television action series that ran for two seasons starring Steven Seagal. Seagal stars as Elijah Kane, the head of the "Special Investigation Unit", an undercover police task force, in Seattle, Washington.
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 sub-titled "The Ghost", the name of the villain that the main characters are pursuing. 5USA also broadcast the 2nd season, starting on 4 July 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 Setting
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Though set in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound area, numerous differences exist between portrayal in the series and the region in actuality:
The series pilot establishes the focal Sherriff's department as being that of fictional Everett county, with its headquarters located in downtown Seattle. (The city of Seattle is actually in King county and there is a city of Everett, 30 miles north of Seattle in Snohomish county.)
The majority of Season One and Two episodes feature plots involving an economically depressed near-to-Seattle waterfront community known as Camp Harmony, a historic World War Two 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. In reality, no community named 'Camp Harmony' exists in Washington state and the former internment site is currently home to the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Modern Puyallup is an economically vibrant small town and suburb of the city of Tacoma. As an inland community, and contrary to its portrayal in the series, Puyallup is not proximate to the waterfront of the Puget Sound. The plot of 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. In reality, the waterways of the region are broad and well-documented main channels and inlets, under frequent use by commercial, industrial and recreational boat traffic.
The second episode of Season One portrays a Seattle city councilman as representing the fictional 'Bellevue District' (whereas Bellevue is a nearby city).
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. In the fourth episode of Season One, however, clearly visible street signs and cross-streets display names unique to Vancouver, which cannot be found in Seattle. Other Vancouver-specific signs appear throughout the series, in particular those related to Vancouver's public transit system. In the sixth episode of Season One, an ambulance in the foreground of an establishing shot is clearly labeled 'San Mateo County Paramedics' and includes a prominent emblem of the state of California, despite the hospital in the background being labeled the fictional 'SeaTac General Hospital'.
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, 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)
- 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 (Season Two, episodes eleven and twelve)
NB: Neither season's final episode was included on any of these DVDs.
- Sweney, Mark (2 July 2010). "Five buys Steven Seagal police show for digital channel". Guardian. London. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
- Munn, Patrick (April 26, 2012). "ReelzChannel Renews Steven Seagal’s True Justice For Second Season". TVWise. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- "Nitro estrena Justicia Extrema" (in Spanish). Nitro. 11 May 2011. 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.
- "Gussi Store". Retrieved November 6, 2015.