Successful actor Timothy Olyphant returns as US Marshal Raylan Givens in a new Justified mini-series. Announcing a possible new series last year, FX officially announced Justified: City Primeval on Friday. The story was inspired by Elmore Leonard’s novel City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit.
The story goes like this: “Raylan Givens, who left Kentucky eight years ago, now lives in Miami. As a U.S. Marshal and part-time father of a 14-year-old girl, he is trying to balance his life. His hair is grayer, his hat is dirtier, and the road in front of him suddenly becomes the road behind him. A chance encounter on a deserted Florida freeway leads him to Detroit, where he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, also known as the Oklahoma Wildman, a violent, sociopathic helpless man who once slipped away from Detroit’s best and aims to do it again. Mansell’s lawyer, the mighty Motor City resident Carolyn Wilder, is ready to represent her client, even if she finds herself caught between the police and the criminal as her own game continues. He goes on a collision course in classic Elmore Leonard fashion to see what comes out.”
Justified aired for six seasons on FX from 2010-15 and was nominated for eight Emmy Awards, received two awards, and also won a Peabody Award. The series was based on Leonard’s novel Fire in the Hole, and Leonard mentored the producers until his death in 2013. Dave Andron and Michael Dinner will executive produce the miniseries directed by Dinner.
Olyphant will return as star and executive producer. Yost will executive produce, along with Sarah Timberman, who executive produces, and Carl Beverly, Peter Leonard, Taylor Elmore, and Chris Provenzano. Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions will produce the series. The series is expected to be released in 2023.