Legendary director Quentin Tarantino is reportedly in early talks to direct episodes of Justified: City Primeval.
The news comes courtesy of Deadline, with the outlet stating Tarantino is in talks to direct one or two episodes of the FX series. City Primeval sees Timothy Olyphant return as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. It’s a surprising move, as it was thought Tarantino would direct one more final feature film, rather than head to the small screen. However, Tarantino has worked with Olyphant in the past on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and he has a love of Elmore Leonard’s work.
In fact, along with directing Jackie Brown, based on Leonard’s Rum Punch, Tarantino has previously hinted at wanting to adapt Forty Lashes Less One. While Tarantino has yet to bring Forty Lashes to the big screen, should he end up directing episodes of City Primeval, it’ll bring him back to Leonard’s works as the series is based on his title City Primeval: High Noon.
FX ended Justified seven years ago after a six-year run. During its run, the series earned an impressive eight Emmy nominations, winning two. The new series will take place eight years after he left Kentucky, eventually making his way to Miami where he finds himself balancing life as a marshal and part-time father of a 14-year-old girl.
As it stands, Justified: City Primeval does not have a release date.