FX has greenlighted Justified: City Primeval based on the Elmore Leonard novel City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit, starring Olyphant as U.S. Marshal Raylen Givens from the 2010-2015 FX series Justified. He'll also serve as an executive producer. Variety first revealed plans for the reboot last March. Justified creator Graham Yost is on board as executive producer, while Dave Andron and Michael Dinner will serve as writers. According to Variety, 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." Justified: City Primeval marks the second time Olyphant will reprise an acclaimed TV lawman role. In 2019, he returned as Seth Bullock in HBO's Deadwood movie.
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