Quentin Tarantino is in early talks to direct an episode or two of “Justified: the City of Primeval,” a remake of the FX drama starring Timothy Olyphant. The series, in which Olyphant is preparing to reprise his role as US Marshal Raylan Givens, received a new season approval in January. The new series is inspired by the novel “City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit” by Elmore Leonard.
Leonard created the character Givens, which has appeared in several of his books, including “Fire in the Hole,” on which “Justified” is based. Tarantino and Olyphant worked together on the director’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Olyphant plays James Stacy. Tarantino also adapted the author’s novel “Rum Punch” into the 1997 movie “Jackie Brown” and is known as a fan of Leonard.
According to the show’s entry plan, “Justified: City Primeval” continues with Givens eight years after he left Kentucky behind. Now living in Miami, he is trying to balance his life as a US Marshal and the part-time father of a 14-year-old girl. His hair is grayer, his hat is dirtier, and the road in front of him is suddenly much shorter than the road behind him. as it stands in front of it.
Dave Andron and Michael Dinner will serve as writers, showrunners, and executive producers on the show, with Dinner serving as directors as well. Olyphant also executive produces the series with “Justified” creators Graham Yost, Sarah Timberman, and Carl Beverly, Peter Leonard, Taylor Elmore, and Chris Provenzano, with Elmore and Provenzano writing the series. Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions will produce the series.