Justified: City Primeval Season 2: Is there any hope for renewal?

Justified: City Primeval Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

Neo-Western shows with a touch of action, crime, and drama give you a package of emotions, and the story unfolds with a lot of twists and turns. Today is the era where books, short films, comics, and games turn into movies. Adaptations are harder to cater to the audiences as their expectations just be on the rise.

If shows could be known by their plot line and crisp characters, Justified: City Primeval proved itself in the 8 episodes that hit screens by August 29, 2023. Created by Dave Andron and Michael Dinner, the show is a miniseries, which implies it would not have a season two, but what if we said there are chances for a season 2? Here is all we know about Justified: City Primeval Season 2 and the hopes of a renewal.

Justified: City Primeval Season 2: Is there any hope for renewal?


With the season one wrapped up recently, fans are curious about the show’s future. With few shows renewing for another season in the premiere of the current season, this show is not one among them. Known for its adaptation from City Primeval and Fire in the Hole by Elmore Leonard, the maker put it on the FX Network if there would be another season. But he has not discarded the possibility, which means hope still remains. He said, “It’s up to FX — what they want to do, if they want to tell the next chapter.”

But he also hinted at how he would be satisfied as the show ended on good terms. This open-ended comment says it is a 50-50 situation. With the Writer’s Guild Strike and SAG-AFTRA strike, the future looks bleak. However, the possibility remains for a spin-off or another mini-series from the same show. But nothing can be spoken on till FX Network comments on the show.

Expected Release Date of Justified: City Primeval Season 2:

Justified: City Primeval Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?
Credit: The FX Network

It is too early to comment if the show is going to be renewed. Speaking about a release date, it is not set. But looking at the timeline, if renewed, it would come by the fall of 2024, but keeping the strikes and disturbances in mind, the show would not return before the end of 2024 or even later.

Expected Cast of Justified: City Primeval Season 2:

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Credit: FX Network

Even though the cast remains anonymous, we can see the characters from the previous season due to the fame and love they received. We can see:

  • Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens
  • Vivian Olymphant as Willa Givens
  • Boyd Holbrook as Clement Mansell
  • Adelaide Clemens as Sandy
  • Aunjanue Ellis as Carolyn Wilder
  • Marin Ireland as Maureen
  • Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder

Expected Plot of Justified: City Primeval Season 2:

Justified: City Primeval Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?
Credit: FX Network

With Raylon as the standalone protagonist, the show set a base for a new season, where Boy Crowder, or the antagonist, was a former friend from their coal mining days. We would also see the return of ex-wife Winona. Raylon tells Winona he is retiring, and they think of rekindling the relationship, but the on-and-off nature of this attachment can push him to a dangerous job, crushing the chances of a future reconciliation. With Crowder being back, his escape from the prison will trigger a chain of new events. Will Raylon capture him?

Recap of Justified: City Primeval Season 1:

The official synopsis of the show reads; “Having left the hollers of Kentucky 15 years ago, Raylan Givens now lives in Miami, a walking anachronism balancing his life as a U.S. Marshal and part-time father of a 15-year-old girl. His hair is grayer, his hat is dirtier, and the road in front of him is suddenly a lot shorter than the road behind. A chance encounter on a desolate Florida highway sends him to Detroit. There he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, aka The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent, sociopathic desperado who’s already slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s finest once and aims to do so again. Mansell’s attorney, formidable Motor City native Carolyn Wilder, has every intention of representing her client, even as she finds herself caught between cop and criminal, with her own game afoot as well. These three characters set out on a collision course in classic Elmore Leonard fashion, to see who makes it out of the City Primeval alive.”

Where to watch Justified: City Primeval Season 2?

Justified City Primeval S02 2
Credit: FX Network

The show can be streamed on;

  • FX Network
  • Disney+ Hotstar
  • Amazon Prime Video

All with a subscription

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