Disney’s FX has 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.
Having left the hollers of Kentucky eight years ago, Raylan Givens now lives in Miami, a walking anachronism balancing his life as a U.S. Marshal and 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 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.
The new series is being created by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.
FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier said in a statement:
“Justified was one of the most critically acclaimed shows of the past decade and an adaption of Elmore Leonard’s work that was so colorfully brought to life by Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens, Graham Yost and the entire team of producers, writers, directors and cast. To have this group come together again with Tim as Raylan in a new and different Elmore Leonard story is thrilling. I want to thank our showrunners Dave and Michael, and their fellow executive producers Tim, Graham, Sarah and Carl, the Elmore Leonard estate as well as our partners at Sony Pictures Television, for making this possible.
President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, Jeff Frost and Co-President, Jason Clodfelter added in the statement:
“When Justified concluded, the love and affection for this exceptional series only grew and left audiences craving more Raylan Givens. The iconic Elmore Leonard was one of the premier authors of our time and no one has quite captured his tone and authenticity as well as this Justified team.”
“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.
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