What is Justified: City Primeval (TV) About?
Justified: City Primeval, an American crime drama miniseries, revives the story of Raylan Givens after his departure from the Kentucky marshals service. Set approximately 15 years since the events in Harlan County, Raylan now operates out of Miami, balancing his career as a U.S. Marshal with his role as a part-time father to a teenage girl. The narrative thrusts him into the heart of Detroit due to an unexpected occurrence during a routine assignment. Here, he encounters Clement Mansell, or 'The Oklahoma Wildman' - a violent sociopath with a history of evading Detroit law enforcement. With its narrative inspired by Elmore Leonard's novel 'City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit,' the series merges the gritty tension of crime fiction with the cinematic aesthetic of a neo-Western drama. The return of Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens brings continuity and depth to the character, captivating audiences with a tale of justice, intrigue, and the persisting shadow of one's past. Debuted on FX to favorable reviews, the miniseries eschews simple lawman tales in favor of complex characters and rich storytelling, paying homage to Leonard's prolific work in the crime genre.
The first episode of Justified: City Primeval aired on July 18, 2023 and the most recent episode to air was on August 29, 2023.