“Justified: City Primeval’s Timothy Olyphant on working with his daughter”

Reason: City primeval star Timothy Olyphant has discussed the process of revisiting his character Raylan Givens and working with his daughter in the upcoming miniseries.

What did Timothy Olyphant say about working with his daughter on Justified: City Primeval?

In an interview with The Hollywood ReporterSpeaking about working with his real-life daughter Vivian Olyphant on the show, Olyphant said it was “very memorable” to see her interact with his character.

“The scenes with (his daughter) were so refreshing,” explained Olyphant. “You have a body that just rolls the guy’s eyes. We don’t see that often. It was very funny putting him in this situation; To see him is to be patient, to be listening… to see Raylan is to really be listening. I really liked that side of the character. The fact that it was my kid doing the work was very memorable, to say the least.”

Reasoning: City Primeval co-wrote and executive produced with Dave Andron, Michael Dinner, Taylor Elmore and Chris Provenzano, with Andron and Dinner serving as showrunners. In addition to starring, Olyphant will also serve as executive producer along with Justified creator Graham Yost, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Peter Leonard.

“It begins with Givens, eight years after he left Kentucky,” reads the series synopsis. “He now lives in Miami, a walking anachronism that balances his life as a US Marshal and part-time father of a 14-year-old girl. His hair is grayer, his hat is dirtier, and the road in front of him is suddenly much shorter than the road behind him. A chance encounter on a deserted Florida highway leads him to Detroit. There he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, also known as The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent, sociopathic desperado who has already slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s elite once and intends to do so again. Mansell’s attorney, the formidable Motor City native Carolyn Wilder, has every intention of representing her client even as she finds herself caught between a cop and a criminal, and with her own game at play.”