Aunjanue Ellis, Vondie Curtis Hall, Boyd Holbrook, Adelaide Clemens, Marin Ireland, Norbert Leo Butz, Victor Williams, and Vivian Olyphant are all attached to star in FX’s limited series Justified: City Primeval. They will star opposite series lead Timothy Olyphant who is reprising his role of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens for the limited series,
that is inspired by the late Elmore Leonard’s crime novel City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit.
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Justified: City Primeval will take place seven years after the original FX series Justified. Raylan is still living in Miami, to which he relocated in the series finale.
He is balancing life as a marshal and part-time father of 14-year-old Willa, (played by his real-life daughter Vivian). A chance encounter on a Florida highway sends him to Detroit and he crosses paths with Clement Mansell (Holbrook), aka The Oklahoma Wildman. Wildman is a violent sociopath who’s already slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s finest once and wants to do so again.
Ellis will portray Carolyn, Clement/Wildman’s lawyer and Motor City native. She’s in a sticky situation working with a criminal while a lawman is breathing down her neck, but she has every intention of representing her client all while her own plans are in motion in the background.
Clemens portrays Sandy, Hall plays Sweetie, Ireland portrays Maureen, Butz is Norbert and Williams plays Wendell.
Olyphant also is exec producing alongside showrunners and writers Dave Andron and Michael Dinner and original creator Graham Yost, with Dinner directing. Justified: City of Primeval is produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.
Production begins this week in Chicago.