News "Justified: City Primeval" Limited Series Announced

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  1. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    For everyone missing the Kentucky Cowboy himself, Raylen Givens (give or take an episode of "The Good Place" or "The Mandalorian"), FX has officially announced he's returning in a new limited series, "Justified: City Primeval," based on Elmore Leonard's novel City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit (which isn't a Raylen Givens story, but that's neither here nor there).

    In addition to Timothy Olyphant, Dave Andron and Michael Dinner are returning from the original series as showrunner, with Dinner directing. Graham Yost, showrunner of "Justified" has an executive producer credit, with several others also returning behind the scenes.

    I'm going to need a minute to figure out the timeline, but that's never not been confusing. Justified seemed to take place in "comic book time," where the calendars (and cell phones) always reflected where the show was in reality from 2010 to 2015, but only two or three years seemed to pass for the characters, and it ended with a four-year flashforward to 2019, where Raylan's daughter was about five.
     
  2. 1987SpaceGuy

    1987SpaceGuy Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    hell yeah, more Elmore Leonard humor and grumpy badass Raylan Givens !:adore:
     
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  3. Starkers

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    As someone who binge watched the entirety of Justified in about 6 months last year this is great news! (Though the obvious lack of Boyd, Ava etc is a bit of a blow). I thought that was it for Raylan so happy to hear this.

    Wonder if Natalie Zea, or will make an appearance? Art's long retired but Tim or Rachel could presumably also come back? Or if may just be Olyphant as the sole actor from the original show.
     
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    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

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    I'll second that "Hell, yeah," and raise you a "Woo hoo!"

    :bolian:
     
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  5. the G-man

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    I'm in. I'll miss Boyd but the series was never "just" Rayan vs Boyd. Some of the best stories involved other crooks
     
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    Jedi Marso Commodore Commodore

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    This made my day. Justified is my personal favorite TV show of all time. And that includes some serious hard hitting contenders for the title like Firefly, Star Trek, and others.
     
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  7. David cgc

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    Given that Willa is specifically mentioned in the outline, I think it's likely Natalie Zea will at least make a cameo. It'd be fun to see some other characters return, as well. Chief Deputy Rachel. Find out if Tim settled down with a nice guy. Bring back Eric Roberts as wacky strung-out mirror-universe Raylen.

    Given that it's set in Detroit, I wonder if we might see some of our old friends from the Motor City Mob, except I'm pretty sure they're all dead, in prison, or in Quarles' case, dead or in prison. But there's enough of a figleaf that you could work in an expository interrogation scene with Adam Arkin or a one-armed Neal McDonough. Or a friendlier one with Drew/Shelby, off in witness protection.

    I wouldn't expect all of it, though, the show always had a deft hand with crowd-pleasing and fan-service, just enough to get the audience excited, not so much candy our teeth hurt.
     
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  8. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    Excellent news! Always up for more Raylan Givens!

    But, as others have said, it'll be weird not to have Boyd around.
     
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  9. Starkers

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    I guess Raylan could go visit Boyd in prison for information? Guessing Duffy's likely to be staying as far away from Detroit as possible!
     
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  10. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored The Lunatic Is In My Head Moderator

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    With the title Justified: City Primeval, you'll have to forgive my mind wandering to thoughts of Marshall Givens roving the streets of a dinosaur preserve searching for raptors that made a prison break, when he suddenly finds himself squaring off against a hillbilly T. rex and making a well-timed cutting remark about "How are you supposed to get the drop on me with arms that short?" that causes the Rex to slink off in shame without firing a shot.

    Seriously though, sign me up. I'm all for more Justified. Hopefully this encourages them to do additional single season series or TV movies.
     
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  11. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    Yeah, but it still wouldn't be the same as Boyd being directly involved with the story. I would prefer no Boyd at all than a seemingly conceited way to include him. And, like you said, there's an even less sensible way to include Duffy.

    It's just going to be weird to not have either around is all.

    Damnit, now I need to see that happen! :lol:
     
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