Justified creator Graham Yost is adapting Leonard's 1980 crime novel City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit with several former writers from his 2010-2015 series, reports Variety. The potential series could see Timothy Olyphant return as Raylen Givens. "According to sources, as the project is in the very early stages, nothing is set in stone as of yet, meaning Olyphant could star in the series or appear in a smaller role, but no deal has yet been made," reports Variety's Joe Otterson. “Justified was based on Leonard’s character, Raylan Givens, who appeared in multiple novels and the short story Fire in the Hole. Givens was a Deputy U.S. Marshal who is reassigned to his native Kentucky after a controversial shooting. City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit follows a killer named Clement Mansell, known as the 'Oklahoma Wildman,' and dedicated Detroit homicide detective Raymond Cruz who vows to take him down." If Olyphant does sign on for the City Primeval series, it would be the second time in recent years that he's reprised one of his iconic roles, after playing Seth Bullock in the 2019 Deadwood movie.
TOPICS: Justified, FX, Justified: City Primeval, Elmore Leonard, Graham Yost, Timothy Olyphant, In Development