FX is currently developing a brand new limited series “Justified: City Primeval”, which is a spin-off of the FX series, “Justified”, that will see Timothy Olyphant returning as the U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens.
According to Deadline, Quentin Tarantino is now in early talks to direct one or two episodes of the FX series. Quentin Tarantino has directed many films throughout his career including “Pulp Fiction”, “Reservoir Dogs” and “Kill Bill”. He has also previously directed an episode of “ER” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.
This new series 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.
“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.
Are you looking forward to the return of “Justified”?