Series Premiere Tonight for ‘Justified: City Primeval,’ Filmed In Chicago

The series premiere is finally here. Justified: City Primeval premieres tonight Tuesday, July 18 at 10 p.m. on FX with the first two episodes. The six remaining episodes will air once a week on Tuesdays. Get your popcorn ready and take an advance look at the first scene of the premiere episode below…

Justified: City Primeval filmed throughout the Chicagoland area, wrapping last August. Click here for SCREEN’s coverage of the production.

And here is the first scene of Episode 1 of this highly anticipated season… an entertaining repartee between Raylan Givens and his daughter WIlla Givens, played by Timothy Olyphant and his “real-life” daughter, Vivian Olyphant…

Inspired by Elmore Leonard‘s City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit, the series return finds Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) having left the hollers of Kentucky eight years ago and now living in Miami, a walking anachronism balancing his life as a U.S. Marshal and part-time father of a 14-year-old girl. His hair is grayer, his hat is dirtier, and the road in front of him is suddenly a lot shorter than the road behind. A chance encounter on a desolate Florida highway sends him to Detroit. There he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, aka “The Oklahoma Wildman” (Boyd Holbrook), a violent, sociopathic desperado who’s already slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s finest once and aims to do so again. Mansell’s lawyer, formidable Motor City native Carolyn Wilder (Aunjanue Ellis), has every intention of representing her client, even as she finds herself caught in between cop and criminal, with her own game afoot as well. These three characters set out on a collision course in classic Leonard fashion to see who makes it out of the “City Primeval” alive.

Here’s a brief chat with showrunners Dave Andron and Michael Dinner, as well as Olyphant…

Along with Olyphant, the FX limited series Justified: City Primeval stars Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard), Boyd Holbrook (The Premise), Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby), Vondie Curtis Hall (Harriet), Marin Ireland (Y: The Last Man), Ravi Patel (The Valet, Meet the Patels), Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline), Victor Williams (The Good Lord Bird), and Vivian Olyphant. Dave Andron & Michael Dinner will write, executive produce & serve as showrunners (with Dinner directing). Produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions, Olyphant, Graham Yost, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Peter Leonard, Taylor Elmore (writer), and Chris Provenzano (writer) executive produce. Walter Mosley serves as a consulting producer, with V.J. Boyd, Eisa Davis, and Ingrid Escajeda also writing the series.

Click here to stream the new limited series on Hulu.

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