As any Justified fan knows, the series gets pretty violent. However, filming of the sequel, Justified: City Primeval was interrupted by real violence on Monday. It turns out someone threw an “incendiary device” close to the Chicago film set. Meanwhile, this is the second violent incident relating to the FX sequel in recent weeks.
Filming of FX show Justified: City Primeval sees second incident
The sequel to Justified, Justified: City Primeval, has been hit by a second violent incident while filming on set in Chicago. On Monday, what police describe as an “incendiary device” was thrown close to the film set. However, luckily, the device didn’t explode and no one was injured in the incident. According to a report from WLS-TV, police are investigating the incident, but as yet no arrests have been made.
This latest incident comes three weeks after another incident, involving two vehicles, carrying people shooting at one another. The vehicle crashed through barricades right onto the Justified film set on the city’s West Side. Meanwhile, no cast or crew members were injured in the incident, but filming was put on pause for several days.
FX chairman John Landgraf said they took a break and made sure everyone was OK, adding:
It was a pretty traumatic experience for the cast and crew to be anywhere near that kind of gunfire.
In the wake of the first incident, Sony Pictures TV introduced extra security for the Justified: City Primeval film set. Meanwhile, production has been filming in several different locations throughout Chicago.
About the Justified sequel
Justified: City Primeval is an eight-episode sequel to the FX show, that first aired in 2010-15. The new limited series is inspired by Elmore Leonard’s novel, City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit. Meanwhile, the series once again stars Timothy Olyphant as US Marshal Raylan Givens, despite the fact his character wasn’t in the book.
According to IMDb, other cast members include Boyd Holbrook as Clement Mansell, Aunjanue Ellis as Carolyn and Vondie Curtis-Hall as Sweetie. Meanwhile, Victor Williams plays Wendell, Norbert Leo Butz plays Norbert and Adelaide Clemens plays Sandy. Marin Ireland is in the role of Maureen, while Vivian Olyphant (Timothy’s daughter) plays Raylan’s daughter Willa Givens.
Behind the scenes of Justified: City Primeval
Showrunners and executive producers for the Justified sequel are Dave Andron and Michael Dinner (who also directs) Other executive producers include Sarah Timberman, Graham Yost, Carl Beverly, Taylor Elmore, Peter Leonard and Chris Provenzano. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures TV is producing the series with FX Productions.