Revival was ‘justified’ I ordered in January, with Oliphant set to reprise his role as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. The new series is based on Elmore Leonard’s novel City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit. Leonard created the character Givens, who has appeared in several of his books including “Fire in the Hole”, on which “Justified” is based.
Tarantino and Oliphant worked together on the director’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in which Oliphant played James Stacy. Tarantino is also a known fan of Leonard’s work, having adapted his novel “Rum Punch” into his 1997 film “Jackie Brown” and selecting a few author titles.
According to the display instructions, “Justification: the primitive cityWith Givens eight years after leaving Kentucky. Now living in Miami, it’s a fine balancing act between his life as a US Marshal and a part-time father to a 14-year-old. His hair is grayish, his hat is dirtier, and the path in front of him is suddenly much shorter than the path behind him.”
Dave Andron and Michael Denner will serve as writers, show organizers, and executive producers on the show, with dinner picks to direct the duties. Oliphant is also executive producing, along with “Justified” creator Graham Yost, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Peter Leonard, Taylor Elmore and Chris Provenzano, as well as Elmore and Provenzano writing for the show. Walter Mosley is a consulting producer, while VJ Boyd, Isa Davis and Ingrid Escagida are authors. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.
Deadline Hollywood was the first to report the news.
Michael Schneider contributed to this report.
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