Earlier this year, Disney’s FX announced it has greenlit a new drama limited series, “Justified: City Primeval”, which is set seven years after the events of the FX series, “Justified” and is based on the author’s City Primeval: High Noon In Detroit novel.
The new series description says that his hair is grayer, his hat is dirtier, and the road in front of him is suddenly a lot shorter than the road behind. A chance encounter on a desolate Florida highway sends him to Detroit. There he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, aka The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent, sociopathic desperado who’s already slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s finest once and aims to do so again. Mansell’s lawyer, formidable Motor City native Carolyn Wilder, has every intention of representing her client, even as she finds herself caught in between cop and criminal, with her own game afoot as well. These three characters set out on a collision course in classic Elmore Leonard fashion, to see who makes it out of the City Primeval alive.”
Timothy Olyphant is reprising the role and will be also an executive producer on the show, alongside the original creator Graham Yost and the showrunners and writers Dave Andron and Michael Dinner. Michael Dinner will also be directing the new series.
New casting details have been revealed for the upcoming show by Deadline, who are reporting that Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard), Boyd Holbrook (The Premise), Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby), Vondie Curtis Hall (Harriet), Marin Ireland (Y: The Last Man), Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline), Victor Williams (The Good Lord Bird) and Vivian Olyphant are going to be starring in the series.
It was also revealed what characters some of these actors will be playing. Aunjanue Ellis plays Carolyn, Adelaide Clemens portrays Sandy, Vondie Curtis Hall plays Sweetie, Marin Ireland portrays Maureen, Nobert Leo Butz is Norbert and Victor Williams plays Wendell.
Production begins this week in Chicago.
“Justified” ran for six seasons on FX from 2010-2015 and is available to stream on Hulu. It’s likely that this series will be released on Disney+ internationally as a Star Original, though that hasn’t yet been officially confirmed.