Taking an Elmore Leonard short story – Fire In The Hole – and spinning it out for six seasons gave FX one of their biggest hits to date, in the form of Justified. Timothy Olyphant’s Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens led FX and the show to two Emmy wins and multiple nominations and drew strong reviews.
Now the entire production team behind that show is back together at FX to adapt another Elmore Leonard work, City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit. Interestingly the character of Raylan Givens does not appear in this book however he does in many other Leonard stories. So understandably, speculation is high that Timothy Olyphant could well return.
Variety reports that it’s still in the very early stages and there’s no deal in place. It’s all development and exploratory work.
City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit follows Detroit homicide detective Raymond Cruz who’s locked in a hunt for Clement Mansell, a vicious killer known as the Oklahoma Wildman.
Justified creator Graham Yost who will serve as executive producer. Writers Michael Dinner and Dave Andron return as scribes. Dinner will direct if the show is ordered. Sony Pictures Television are back in the mix as they were with Justified.
Olyphant was last seen in The Mandalorian playing another lawman in the form of a sheriff of a Tatooine outpost.