Wendy is a paralegal and the public face of the Crowe crime family, who battle with Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) throughout the upcoming fifth season. The character enjoys outmaneuvering Raylan, negotiating a nice deal for Dale in exchange for nothing tangible.
Gathegi will play Jean Baptiste, a Haitian criminal who is in charge of the Crowe family gator farm. He's a former member of the Haitian secret police and has a merciless attitude when it comes to disposing of gators and humans alike.
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"Justified" showrunner Graham Yost had recently expressed a desire to integrate the Crowes and more of Elmore Leonard's characters into Season 5.
“Before he had his stroke we were thinking, you know, we’re headed to end of the series, we’ve maybe got two seasons left – so we wanted to bring in the Crowe family which is a big part of his world," Yost told Deadline.com shortly after the author's death. "We’ve got Dewey Crowe on the show but there are other Crowes that populated his books and we thought it would be fun to focus on that.”
Witt's TV credits include "Person of Interest," "CSI: Miami" and "Friday Night Lights." She will also star in the upcoming film "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas."
Gathegi is best known for starring in the "Twilight" movies, "Gone Baby Gone" and "X-Men: First Class." His TV credits include "Beauty & the Beast," "Nikita" and "House."
"Justified" returns for Season 5 in January 2014 on FX.