Justified revival series ordered by FX

Timothy Olyphant's US Marshall Raylan Givens is on the tail of a dangerous criminal in Detroit.

A follow-up series to Justified has officially been ordered by US network FX. 

Titled Justified: City Primeval, original star Timothy Olyphant is set to reprise his role as US Marshall Raylan Givens. 

Again inspired by a novel from author Elmore Leonard, specifically City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit, it’ll pick up with Givens eight years after he left Kentucky.  

“His hair is grayer, his hat is dirtier, and the road in front of him is suddenly a lot shorter than the road behind,” reads the official plot synopsis. 

Sent to Detroit after a chance encounter on a Florida highway, he crosses paths with Clement Mansell a “violent, sociopathic desperado” also known as The Oklahoma Wildman “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.” 

Dave Andron and Michael Dinner will serve as co-showrunners and writers with the former also set to direct the show. It’s not yet clear how many episodes it’ll consist of. 

Justified originally ran for six seasons between 2010 and 2015 earning critical acclaim throughout its 78 episode run. 

Olyphant received the Emmy for a Best Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of Givens in 2011. Margo Martindale and Jeremy Davis also took home Emmys for their guest roles in 2011 and 2021 respectively.

The entirety of Justified is available to stream on Amazon Prime now. 

Source: Variety

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