Well this made my day. From Deadline:
Justified: City Primeval has been greenlighted at FX, with Timothy Olyphant reprising his role as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens for the limited series.
Seven years on from the end of FX’s Justified, Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions are producing their latest Elmore Leonard adaptation, based on the author’s novel City Primeval: High Noon In Detroit. The development was teased early last year, at which point Deadline revealedFargo Season 4 star Olyphant was in talks to return.
Olyphant also is exec producing alongside showrunners and writers Dave Andron and Michael Dinner and original creator Graham Yost, with Dinner directing.
Here’s the caper:
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, a.k.a. 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.
Oh, HELL yes.
Theme song is built in:
Erik Dolson says
“His hair is grayer, his hat is dirtier, and the road in front of him is suddenly a lot shorter than the road behind.”
Yeah, that resonates…
John Hocking says
This is the best entertainment news I have heard in… in… well, in a long time.
If the scripting is only half as good as the old show’s it’ll still be three times better than most anything else on TV.
Right? The band is back together and I expect great things…
Quixotic Mainer says
“Wonderful things happen when you sow seeds of distrust in a garden of assholes”- Dep. Marshal Raylan Givens. I’ve used that gem a couple times to describe the plague era culture.
Really happy to see he’s coming back for another adventure.
John M Roberts says
It’s been many years since I read it, but as I recall, City Primeval doesn’t feature Raylan Givens. It looks like the writers simply replaced the original protagonist with Raylan. Whatever, it should be fantastic.
That is correct.
John M Roberts says
They should film all of Leonard’s books, just inserting Raylan as the main character. Imagine Raylan in Hollywood, a la Get Shorty. Maximum Raylan. The possibilities are endless.
Brad Siebler says
Hopefully Nick Searcy back even as a few guest appearances.