The 58-year-old actor has recurred as the ruthless loan collector and Dixie Mafia middleman Wynn Duffy since the drama's first season, appearing in a total of 20 episodes. The move comes after the character offered a partnership to Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) in the Season 4 finale.
Burns' recent TV roles include "Bates Motel," "Breaking Bad" and "Burn Notice."
The new season of "Justified" will once again find Timothy Olyphant's Raylan facing off against another crime family like he did in Season 2 with the Bennett clan, which was led by Margo Martindale’s Mags. However, this time around, the central figure is a man -- the charismatic and ruthless Dale.
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The upcoming fifth season will also include a tribute to the late Elmore Leonard, who wrote the books that the series is based on.
“We’ll do something for the Season 4 DVD set, and I’m sure we’ll do something on the first episode of the new season," "Justified" showrunner Graham Yost told Deadline shortly after Leonard passed away last month. Yost and his writers had also plotted to integrate more of Leonard's character 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. 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.”
"Justified" will return for Season 5 in January 2014 on FX.