Walton Goggins Confirms Cast Eager for ‘Justified: City Primeval’ Season 2

### Unveiling the Future of “Justified: City Primeval”

**A Glimpse into What’s Next**

– Walton Goggins teases a thrilling second season of *Justified: City Primeval*, hinting at captivating story arcs involving Raylan and Boyd, much to the excitement of fans.
– The miniseries has reignited fans’ enthusiasm for characters Raylan and Boyd, laying the groundwork for their potential return, despite FX not yet announcing a renewal.
– Drawing inspiration from Elmore Leonard’s novels, *City Primeval* follows Raylan’s journey from a peaceful retirement in Miami to a gripping confrontation in Detroit.

Last summer marked the return of television’s most iconic U.S. Marshal, Raylan Givens, in the neo-Western crime drama sequel, *Justified: City Primeval*. Eight years after concluding its six-season saga, Timothy Olyphant’s eight-episode miniseries made a celebrated comeback. Transitioning from Harlan County, Kentucky, to Detroit, the series received critical acclaim and fan adoration, positioning it as one of 2023’s standout television events. Despite its success, FX has yet to announce a renewal, but Walton Goggins has confirmed that the team is eagerly awaiting the go-ahead.

In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant at SXSW, while promoting his latest film, *The Uninvited*, Goggins shared optimistic updates about *City Primeval* from the cast and crew’s perspective. Goggins, who famously portrayed the series’ enduring antagonist, Boyd Crowder, made a surprising cameo in the latest season, hinting at future conflicts for Raylan with his frenemy, should the series continue.

Goggins expressed that revisiting the series, even briefly, reignited the passion for its characters and universe, convincing him and other returning members that there’s more to explore with Raylan, Boyd, and others in future installments. The only thing missing is the green light from FX.

“There’s always a future in my imagination. Always. I think everybody – all the players involved – want another lap. I didn’t anticipate that, and it took a while to kind of jump back into that. But once we did it, we kind of kept it from everybody. I had such a good time, and I think Tim was inspired. And there is more to say, actually. I didn’t think there was, but there is. Everything is in line. I think everybody’s just waiting for schedules and FX to say, ‘Go.’ We’ll see. We’ll see what happens.”

### Setting the Stage for Another Season

*Justified: City Primeval*, based on Elmore Leonard’s *City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit* and the short story “Fire in the Hole,” begins with Raylan on the brink of retirement, enjoying a tranquil life in Miami with his daughter. His life takes a turn when he heads to Detroit to pursue Clement Mansell, also known as The Oklahoma Wildman, a notorious and elusive criminal. The series finale not only reintroduces Goggins’s Boyd into the narrative but also briefly connects Raylan with another Leonard character, Detective Raymond Cruz, hinting at unresolved tensions between Givens and Crowder and the potential for their stories to intertwine with more of Leonard’s works in a second season.

*Justified: City Primeval* is brought to life by showrunners Michael Dinner and Dave Andron, featuring a talented cast including Aunjanue Ellis, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Adelaide Clemens, Marin Ireland, Victor Williams, Norbert Leo Butz, and Vivian Olyphant. All episodes are available for streaming on Hulu and can also be purchased on Blu-ray and DVD. Stay tuned for more updates on a potential second season.