Timothy Olyphant, Justified Producers Reunite For New Miniseries Spin-Off


The team behind Justified will reunite with star Timothy Olyphant for a miniseries spin-off of the FX crime drama, which ended back in 2015.

According to a release, Justified: City Primeval will cast Olyphant’s gunslinger character Marshal Raylan Givens in a story reimagining the Elmore Leonard novel City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit. Justified creator Graham Yost will serve as executive producer, with Justified writers and executive producers Michael Dinner and Dave Andron also serving as both co-writers and co-showrunners. Dinner will direct.

In this Justified revival, Raylan Givens has left Kentucky behind eight years ago in favor of Miami, where he is “a walk anachronism balancing his life as a U.S. Marshal and part-time father of a 14-year-old girl.” However, “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.”

“When Justified concluded, the love and affection for this exceptional series only grew and left audiences craving more Raylan Givens,” said Sony Pictures Television Studios president Jeff Frost and co-president Jason Clodfelter. “We look forward to experiencing the magic again of Tim, Graham, Dave, Michael, and our pre-eminent executive producer team. We are so thrilled to be continuing this remarkable ride with our partners at FX.”

This would be the second time Olyphant has reprised a lawman character. In 2019, HBO released a two-hour Deadwood movie, with the actor again giving life to Seth Bullock.

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