Warranted: City Primeval: Timothy Olyphant Returns for Sequel Series on FX – TV Shows Canceled + Renewed

Justified: City Primeval coming soon to FX. Timothy Olyphant returns to the series and works with executive producers Graham Yost, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Michael Dinner, Dave Andron, Taylor Elmore, Chris Provenzano, Timothy Olyphant, Peter Leonard and the late Elmore Leonard. The original series aired for six seasons.

“The team of the award-winning drama series Justified reunites for FX limited series Justified: City Primeval, with Timothy Olyphant reprising his iconic role as US Marshal Raylan Givens in a new tale inspired by City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit, the epic crime novel from the late great Elmore Leonard, was announced today by Eric Schrier, President of FX Entertainment.

Dave Andron and Michael Dinner serve as showrunners, writers and executive producers, with Dinner directing. Olyphant is the star and executive producer. Graham Yost, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are executive producers, alongside Peter Leonard, Taylor Elmore (Writer), Chris Provenzano (Writer). Walter Mosley is consulting producer and VJ Boyd, Eisa Davis and Ingrid Escajeda are writers. The series will be produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.

Justified was one of the most critically acclaimed shows of the last decade and an adaptation of the work of Elmore Leonard that was so colored by Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens, Graham Yost and the whole team of producers, writers, directors and actors,” Schrier said. “Having this group reunite with Tim as Raylan again in a new and different Elmore Leonard story is exciting. I want to thank our showrunners Dave and Michael, and fellow executive producers Tim, Graham, Sarah and Carl, the Estate of Elmore Leonard, and our partners at Sony Pictures Television, for making this possible.

“When Justified concluded, the love and affection for this exceptional series has only grown and left audiences wanting more from Raylan Givens. The iconic Elmore Leonard was one of the foremost writers of our time and no one quite captured his tone and authenticity as well as this Justified team,” said Sony Pictures Television Studios President Jeff Frost and the co-chair, Jason Clodfelter. “We look forward to reliving the magic of Tim, Graham, Dave, Michael and our preeminent team of executive producers. We are thrilled to continue this remarkable journey with our partners at FX.

After leaving the brawls 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 daughter. His hair is grayer, his hat is dirtier, and the road ahead of him is suddenly much shorter than the road behind.

A chance encounter on a deserted Florida highway sends him to Detroit. There he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, aka The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent, sociopathic desperado who once slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s best and intends to do so again. Mansell’s attorney, formidable Motor City native Carolyn Wilder, is intent on representing her client, even as she finds herself caught between cop and criminal, with her own game going on as well. These three characters embark on a collision course in classic Elmore Leonard fashion, to see who will make it out of City Primeval alive.

As a drama series, Justified ran for six seasons on FX from 2010 to 2015 and was nominated for eight Emmy Awards, received two Emmy Awards among many other awards including a Peabody Award and an AFI Television Program of the Year Award.

Justified was based on Elmore Leonard’s short story Fire in the Hole, and Leonard consulted with producers and appeared on panels for the show until his death in August 2013.

During its six years of existence, Justified posted a score of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes with an Audience Score of 95%, and received a Must Watch brand and a Universal Acclaim score of 86 on Metacritic to go with a user score of 9.4 out of 10.

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