FX Gives Official Greenlight To Latest Elmore Leonard Adaptation – Deadline


Justified: City Primeval has been formally greenlit at FX with Timothy Olyphant reprising his function as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens.

Seven years on from the top of FX’s Justified, Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions are producing their newest Elmore Leonard adaptation, based mostly on the writer’s City Primeval: High Noon In Detroit novel. The growth was teased early final 12 months at which level Deadline revealed Fargo star Olyphant was in talks to return.

Olyphant can also be exec producing alongside showrunners and writers Dave Andron and Michael Dinner and unique creator Graham Yost, with Dinner directing.

The present returns to Givens’ story eight years after he’s left Kentucky and he’s now based mostly in Miami, balancing life as a Marshal and part-time father of a 14-year-old lady. An opportunity encounter on a Florida freeway sends him to Detroit and he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, aka The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent sociopath who’s already slipped via the fingers of Detroit’s most interesting as soon as and desires to take action once more. 

During a six 12 months run that led to 2015, the highly-rated Justified received two Emmys and was nominated for eight, together with profitable a Peabody.

“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,” mentioned Eric Schrier, President, FX Entertainment. “To have this group come together again with Tim as Raylan in a new and different Elmore Leonard story is thrilling. I want to thank our showrunners Dave and Michael, and their fellow executive producers Tim, Graham, Sarah and Carl, the Elmore Leonard estate as well as our partners at Sony Pictures Television, for making this possible.”

“When Justified concluded, the love and affection for this exceptional series only grew and left audiences craving more Raylan Givens,” added President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, Jeff Frost and Co-President, Jason Clodfelter.

“The iconic Elmore Leonard was one of the premier authors of our time and no one has quite captured his tone and authenticity as well as this Justified team.”

Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are additionally government producers, alongside Peter Leonard, Taylor Elmore and Chris Provenzano. Walter Mosley is consulting producer and V.J. Boyd, Eisa Davis and Ingrid Escajeda are writers.

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