FX’s critically acclaimed television series, ‘Justified’, is making a comeback as a limited series along with lead actor Timothy Olyphant, the network announced on Friday.
Announcing the revival of the show, which will be named ‘Justified: City Primeval’, FX President Eric Schrier said, “Justified was one of the most critically acclaimed shows of the past decade and an adaption of Elmore Leonard’s work that was so colorfully brought to life by Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens, Graham Yost and the entire team of producers, writers, directors and cast.”
The original show, ‘Justified’, was released in 2010 and enjoyed a successful run of six seasons till 2015. Over the course of its lifespan, the show was nominated for eight Emmy Awards, and won a Peabody Award. It was inspired by American novelist Elmore Leonard’s novella, ‘Fire in the Hole’, and the novelist also consulted the producers of the show up until his death in 2013.
The new limited series, too, is inspired by Leonard’s work, namely, by his 1980 novel, ‘City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit‘, and will see Timothy Olyphant return to play the role of US Marshal Raylan Givens.
Set years after the events of the original series, ‘Justified: City Primeval’ will see Marshal Givens hot on the trail of “sociopathic desperado” Clement Mansell and his lawyer, Carolyn Wilder, and the show promises to be a thrilling watch as the trio battle it out in classic Leonard style to see who survives the ordeal.
Michael Dinner will be the director of the new limited series, as well as its executive producer, along with executive producers Dave Andron and Timothy Olyphant. Graham Yost, the 2010-2015 series’ original showrunner, is also an executive producer, along with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. The new limited series will be produced jointly by FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television.