A lot has changed in the seven years since Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) had his final showdown and left Harlan behind in the Justified series finale. And when the fan-favorite lawman returns in FX’s highly anticipated new revival series, Justified: City Primeval, not only is he a new man, he’s also brought to a new city and faces a new formidable opponent, one more challenging than his former foe Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins).
All that “new” may be jarring for fans of the original run, but it’s what excited the showrunners about returning to the world of Justified. “We’re glad we could do this,” Michael Dinner tells EW.
“It’s very, very new. Not quite the old Justified,” Dave Andron adds. “Only people who read the book might have an idea, but I think people who haven’t, who just expect the old thing, are going to be very surprised.”
The revival picks up 10 years after the original series ended. Givens has left his hometown behind and now resides in Miami, balancing his life as a U.S. Marshal and part-time father of a 15-year-old girl (played by Olyphant’s real-life daughter, Vivian). But a chance encounter will send Givens to Detroit, where he crosses paths with a violent, sociopathic desperado who’s already slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s finest once and aims to do so again, and his powerful lawyer. These three characters set out on a collision course in classic Elmore Leonard fashion, to see who makes it out of the City Primeval alive.
Read more at EW.com