Boyd Holbrook Was Nervous About Joining ‘Justified: City Primeval’ Because He Thought the Show Was ‘Making Fun of Us Hillbillies’

For “Justified” fans, the wait for the show’s return to the small screen has been long but worthwhile.

The Timothy Olyphant-led neo-Western went off the air in 2015, but the new limited series “Justified: City Primeval” has been hailed as a fitting revival of the Elmore Leonard property.

While Olyphant’s return as Raylan Givens was the main attraction, new characters including Boyd Holbrook’s Clement Mansell have gone a long way towards expanding the show’s mythology.In a new conversation with Michael Shannon published in Interview Magazine, Holbrook recalled being offered the role by longtime “Justified” fan Quentin Tarantino, who considered directing an episode of the limited series.

While Tarantino ultimately left the project, Holbrook became hooked on the material and remained attached.“Quentin Tarantino calls and says, ‘Hey, I want you to play the character Clement Mansell.’ And then Quentin couldn’t do it but I still stayed on,…

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