Adelaide Clemens Finally Gets To Play A ‘Fun’ Villain In Revival Series Justified: City Primeval

During a TCA (Television Critics Association) panel for “City Primeval,” which /Film’s Vanessa Armstrong attended, Clemens got to speak about getting to play the new “Justified” baddie. With a lot of Clemens’ roles taking on more of a subtle nature (she joked about having a reputation as someone who plays religious extremists), she found playing the morally loose Sandy to be enjoyable:

“She’s fun. She moves like a million miles an hour. Initially, when I read — because Tim sent me the script, and I was like, ‘I really don’t see myself in this character.’ Over time, it dawned on me that there are few similarities in terms of her energy. [laughs] She’s ambivalent a lot of the time, so balancing the two, I think she has her own moral code and that’s really fun to play in. And once you sort of construct that, you can feel a lot better about the story you’re telling. But it was an absolute joy. The writing was so incredible.”

Clemens joins series newcomers Aunjanue Ellis, Vondie Curtis Hall, Marin Ireland, Norbert Leo Butz, and Victor Williams. Although she’s appeared in projects like Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” most of her credits stem from the world of television with shows like “Rectify,” in addition to last year’s “Under the Banner of Heaven.” While this may be Clemens’ introduction to “Justified,” this won’t be her first venture with Olyphant, as she worked with the “Santa Clarita Diet” actor on Kenneth Lonergan’s Off-Broadway show “Hold On to Me Darling” back in 2016. There’s no trailer, nor an official release date for the series premiere of “City Primeval,” but all indicators point to a release in mid-2023.

“Justified” is currently streaming on Hulu.

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