Last month, it was announced that A Justified revival series had been ordered by FX with Timothy Olyphant set to reprise the role of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. The new series will be titled “Justified: City Primeval” and will be an adaptation based on Elmore Leonard’s City Primeval: High Noon In Detroit novel.
According to Deadline, Quentin Tarantino is in early talks to direct one or two episodes of the upcoming FX limited series. Tarantino and Olyphant previously worked together on the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
“Justified: City Primeval” picks up with Givens eight years after he left Kentucky behind. He 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.
Olyphant will exec producing alongside showrunners and writers Dave Andron and Michael Dinner and original creator Graham Yost. Dinner will direct the series.
Executive produces also include Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly, Peter Leonard, Taylor Elmore, and Chris Provenzano, with Elmore and Provenzano also writing for the show. V.J. Boyd, Eisa Davis and Ingrid Escajeda are also writers.
The series will be produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.