Longmire will get a proper sendoff.
Netflix announced today a sixth and final season for the series based on the Walt Longmire series of books by Craig Johnson.
The final season will consist of 10 episodes and air sometime in 2017.
First airing on A&E, the series was off the air quite a while as long-time fans sent angry messages about pulling the show.
Longmire was getting decent ratings when it last aired on a traditional cable network, and fans voices went unheard.
Or so they thought.
That's where Netflix came in and saved that day. It was the success of Longmire on Netflix and being saved from destruction that has helped so many fans make the appeal to Netflix when their now-favorite shows are on the chopping block.
What they have to remember, however, is that Longmire came with the goods: cast, writing, viewers were all well above standard.
It seemed more that A&E was in the middle of an identity crisis and not sure Longmire fit with the brand they were hoping to establish that meant Longmire didn't get the attention it deserved.
"We are grateful to Netflix for the opportunity to compose a closing chapter for these beloved characters that inspires lasting memories," said executive producers Greer Shephard, Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny."
Most importantly, we’re committed to delivering a dynamic and satisfying conclusion to our fans that rewards their longtime loyalty.”
“We are proud to be the home of the Longmire series, as so many viewers over the last few seasons have watched and been captivated by Walt’s journey," said Cindy Holland, Netflix VP of original content..
"There has been no better team to work with on this show than Greer, Hunt and John, and their tremendous cast and crew, and we have every confidence that they will have a satisfying conclusion to this revered series.:
"We are grateful to them and our friends at Warner Bros, who have been tremendous partners,”
The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (The Matrix) as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming>
The series also stars Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Riddick), Lou Diamond Phillips (Southland, La Bamba), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville), Adam Bartley (Justified) and A. Martinez (General Hospital).
Keep an eye out for Longmire to air on Netflix during 2017.
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