Justified: City Primeval Cast -Where is Boyd Crowder?

Justified: City Primeval marks a new chapter in lawman Raylan Givens’ life, along with a new company of supporting characters.

Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), Norbert (Norbert Leo Butz), Wendell (Victor Williams), and Maureen (Marin Ireland) on Justified: City Primeval
Photo: Chuck Hodes | FX

Fans of the FX series Justified were fortunate enough to get six prodigious seasons of one of the best neo-Westerns ever put on television from 2010-2015. The show’s critical success was in no small part due to the stellar supporting cast throughout its run. Fans not only gravitated towards Timothy Olyphant’s Kentucky-fried charm as the no-nonsense Raylan Givens, but found a connection with the men and women Raylan worked with, the women he loved, and the larger-than-life outlaws he came across. 

It will surprise many to hear that Justified: City Primeval barely even mentions Kentucky, or the characters that were a part of Raylan’s life for those six years. Kentucky is far behind Raylan, and that includes his long term fraternal-nemesis, Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) who isn’t a part of this limited series. There is no mention of Art (Nick Searcy), Tim (Jacob Pitts) or Rachel (Erica Tazel) as that part of Raylan’s career ended more than a decade ago, and he seems to have settled into his life in Miami trying to be there for his now teenage daughter.

In fact, the Elmore Leonard novel City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit was not even originally a Raylan Givens story. It was written 13 years before the character that would be made famous by Olyphant debuted in Elmore’s novel Pronto. When FX decided it was time for a reboot in the form of this limited series, they chose to make it a Givens story. That means almost all of the characters within City Primeval have no connection to the other Elmore Leonard novels starring the infamous lawman.   

Before the new limited series debuts, allow Den of Geek to introduce you to Raylan’s newest colleagues, allies and rogues that make Detroit and this story the primeval city that’s been promised. 


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