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'Justified' is returning to FX for a limited series set in Detroit

Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press on

Published in Entertainment News

"There's an old saw that you should never meet your heroes, and that applies, but not in Elmore's case," said Yost in a Free Press interview in 2014. "He was just fun to hang out with and had a great attitude about life and work and writing."

That same year, Olyphant shared memories of the first time he met Leonard on the set of "Justified." Leonard liked the show very much, although he wasn't a fan initially of Givens' cowboy hat.

"He was just as cool as they come," said Olyphant at the start of the show's fifth season. "Pretty early on, he told me not to be afraid to lose the hat. He said, 'You know, maybe a gust of wind just comes along and you never see it again.' I thought that was fantastic."

Yost and Olyphant both traveled to Detroit for Leonard's funeral.

"'Justified' was one of the most critically acclaimed shows of the past decade and an adaption 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," said Eric Schrier, president of FX Entertainment, in a statement on the new project.

 

"To have this group come together again with Tim as Raylan in a new and different Elmore Leonard story is thrilling."

Peter Leonard, Elmore Leonard's son, will be among of the executive producers of the project.

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