City Primeval Star Vivian Olyphant Talks Working With Her Father

Justified: City Primeval star Vivian Olyphant has spoken about the experience of working with her dad, Timothy Olyphant, on the FX miniseries.

What did Vivian Olyphant say about working with her father on Justified: City Primeval?

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Olyphant was asked about working with her dad and whether she argues with him in the same way that her character, Willa, does with his character, Raylan.

“Well, there was actually a time on set where I watched him shoot a scene in which he had to fire a gun. And then there was this little trick that happened, and I was like, ‘That’s pretty cool.’ So there were times where I was like, ‘That’s really cool,’ and I haven’t seen my dad be that cool before … I do argue with my dad, but not as much as Willa and Raylan argue. Willa tries to get her dad’s attention a lot, so she’ll do things that are kind of rebellious in order to get his attention. But I know that my dad loves me, so I don’t need to do things to get his attention.”

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

“It picks up with Givens eight years after he left Kentucky behind,” reads the series’ synopsis. “He now lives in Miami, a walking anachronism balancing 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 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 lawyer, formidable Motor City native Carolyn Wilder, has every intention of representing her client, even as she finds herself caught in between cop and criminal, with her own game afoot as well.”