Justified is coming back, with FX greenlighting a new sequel series, and many fans are probably wondering if Walton Goggins will be returning for the show. According to Deadline, series star Timothy Olyphant will be reprising his role as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens for the limited FX series, which is titled Justified: City Primeval. It's based on Elmore Leonard's novel City Primeval: High Noon In Detroit. Please Note: Spoilers Below for Justifed.
Goggins appeared alongside Olyphant in Justified, starring as Boyd Crowder, "the son of one of Harlan's biggest career criminals," per Wikipedia. "Boyd is known for robbing banks and using pyrotechnics, which brings Raylan, with whom he used to dig coal, back to Harlan. At the start of the series Boyd is a born-again, tent-preaching white supremacist, though he later moves on to attempting to control Harlan's criminal underground." At this time, there is no word on if Goggins will show back up in the news series, but we do know that he was still alive at the end of the show, so it is entirely possible that he could make an appearance in the new series
Speaking about the series' legacy, FX Entertainment President Eric Schrider said, "Justified was one of the most critically acclaimed shows of the past decade and an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's work that was so colorfully brought to life by Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens, Graham Yost and the entire team of producers, writers, directors and cast." He added, "To have this group come together again with Tim as Raylan in a new and different Elmore Leonard story is thrilling. I want to thank our showrunners Dave and Michael and their fellow executive producers Tim, Graham, Sarah and Carl, the Elmore Leonard estate as well as our partners at Sony Pictures Television, for making this possible."
Sony Pictures Television Studios President Jason Frost and Co-President Jason Clodfelter also issued a new joint statement. "When Justified concluded, the love and affection for this exceptional series only grew and left audiences craving more Raylan Givens," they said. "The iconic Elmore Leonard was one of the premier authors of our time, and no one has quite captured his tone and authenticity as well as this Justified team." In addition to reprising his star-making role, Olyphant also an executive producer on the series. He'll be working alongside showrunners and writers Dave Andron and Michael Dinner, as well as original creator Graham Yost. Dinner is set to direct. At this time, there is no word on when Justified: City Primeval will debut.