Justified: City Primeval

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  • TV-MA
  • 2023
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (17,245)

Justified: City Primeval is a crime drama television miniseries that aired in 2023. It serves as a sequel to the FX series Justified, which ran from 2010 to 2015. The show centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, played by Timothy Olyphant, as he confronts a ruthless Detroit crime lord.

The miniseries is based on Elmore Leonard's novel City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit. It sees the return of Raylan Givens to the city of Detroit, having left behind his old Kentucky stomping grounds. Now living in Miami and estranged from his daughter Willa, Raylan heads to Detroit after hearing that a sociopathic criminal named Clement Mansell brutally murdered a corrupt judge. Raylan takes it upon himself to get justice for the victim, tangling with Clement and his network of ruthless associates in the city's criminal underworld.

As Raylan investigates the crime, he partners with a determined Detroit PD detective named Sandy, played by Aunjanue Ellis. Together, they attempt to take down Clement and end the reign of terror he has brought to the streets of Detroit. But Clement is as wily as he is brutal, always staying one step ahead of the law. Raylan and Sandy must use all their skills and instincts to bring Clement to justice before he kills again.

Along the way, Raylan reconnects with his troubled past, having grown up near Detroit. His investigation dredges up painful memories from his childhood. He also attempts to salvage the fractured relationship with his estranged daughter, who wants nothing to do with her father's dangerous lifestyle. This adds an extra emotional weight to Raylan's mission in Detroit.

Justified: City Primeval maintains the sharp writing and compelling characters that made the original series so popular with audiences. Timothy Olyphant slips effortlessly back into the role of Raylan Givens, emanating the cool confidence and maverick lawman persona that makes him so magnetic. But the streets of Detroit also push Raylan to his limits as he faces off against the deadly Clement and his crew.

With intense action sequences and high-stakes drama, Justified: City Primeval thrills audiences while still grounding the story in powerful themes of family, justice and redemption. It's a gritty crime tale in the elusive search for retribution in a city on the edge. The miniseries delivers the vivid characters, taut suspense and quick-witted humor that Justified fans crave, while also telling a distinct and compelling new story. Justified: City Primeval stands on its own even as it expands the complex world of one of television's most revered modern Westerns.

Justified: City Primeval is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on July 18, 2023.

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The Question
8. The Question
August 29, 2023
Raylan and Carolyn cross the line, as Raylan attempts to make it out of Detroit alive.
The Smoking Gun
7. The Smoking Gun
August 22, 2023
Raylan and Mansell show down.
6. Adios
August 15, 2023
A botched kerfuffle sends Raylan's pursuit of Mansell into chaos.
You Good?
5. You Good?
August 8, 2023
Carolyn's past becomes Raylan's present. Mansell puts a plan into action.
4. Kokomo
August 1, 2023
Raylan tangles with the Albanian mob. Mansell forms a new alliance. Carolyn lets her guard down.
3. Backstabbers
July 25, 2023
Raylan and the Detroit Police round up some promising suspects, provoking Carolyn's ire. Mansell and Sandy move on the Albanian mark. Things with Willa reach a breaking point.
The Oklahoma Wildman
2. The Oklahoma Wildman
July 18, 2023
Raylan hunts a killer. Carolyn takes on a former client. Willa makes a new friend.
City Primeval
1. City Primeval
July 18, 2023
Fifteen years after Raylan Givens left the hollers of Kentucky, a chance encounter in the Florida swamps sends him to Detroit and places him on a collision course with a violent sociopath and a formidable defense attorney.
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Justified: City Primeval is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Justified: City Primeval on demand at Amazon, Hulu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 18, 2023
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (17,245)