Justified: City Primeval adds Ravi Patel to the cast

Ravi Patel
Ravi Patel

Ravi Patel joins the cast of FX’s Justified: City Primeval in the recurring role of Rick Newley.

Announced on Deadline, Patel joins Timothy Olyphant who reprises the role of now-retired U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, along with stars Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)Boyd Holbrook (The Premise), Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby), Vondie Curtis Hall (Harriet), Marin Ireland (Y: The Last Man)Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline), Victor Williams (The Good Lord Bird), and Timothy Olyphant’s daughter Vivian Olyphant.

Currently filming in Chicago, Justified: City Primeval is inspired by the Elmore Leonard crime novel City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit, the new limited, spinoff series picking up seven years following the end of FX’s critically-acclaimed Justified, returning to U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens’ (played by original series star Timothy Olyphant) story after he left Kentucky for his new home base in Miami. Viewers can expect to find Raylan balancing life as a marshal and part-time father of 14-year-old Willa, who will be played by Olyphant’s real-life daughter Vivian Olyphant.

A chance encounter on a desolate Florida highway sends Givens to Detroit. There he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, deemed The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent, sociopathic desperado who’s already once slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s finest once and is set out to do so again. 

Dave Andron & Michael Dinner will write, executive produce & serve as showrunners, with Dinner also directing. 

Produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions, Olyphant will also serve as executive producer. Graham Yost, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Peter Leonard, Taylor Elmore (writer), and Chris Provenzano (writer) will executive produce as well. Walter Mosley serves as a consulting producer, with V.J. Boyd, Eisa Davis, and Ingrid Escajeda also writing the series. 

Most recently Patel starred opposite Eugenio Derbez and Samara Weaving in the English-language remake of Lionsgate’s The Valet, now streaming on Hulu. He will soon be seen in another recurring role, this time in Showtime’s drama Three Women, starring opposite Betty Gilpin, Shailene Woodley, and DeWanda Wise.  He has also been cast in Sony Pictures’ live-action adaptation of Harold and the Purple Crayon, starring Zachary Levi.

Patel also appeared in Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman 1984 as Babajide.

He also created, executive produced, and starred in both the docuseries Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness for HBO Max and Bhaag Beanie Bhaag for Netflix.

Patel’s other credits include hit projects Master of None, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the documentary Meet the Patels.


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