Walt Longmire is a short-timer. Netflix has renewed its Longmire TV show for a sixth and final season. The first three seasons of the contemporary western crime thriller premiered on A&E. When the cabler cancelled the series, Netflix picked it up in November of 2014.
Based on the Craig Johnson mystery novel series, Longmire follows Absaorka County, Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor). Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman, Adam Bartley, and A. Martinez also star.
Netflix Announces the Sixth and Final Season of Longmire
“We are grateful to Netflix for the opportunity to compose a closing chapter for these beloved characters that inspires lasting memories. Most importantly, we’re committed to delivering a dynamic and satisfying conclusion to our fans that rewards their longtime loyalty,” said executive producers Greer Shephard, Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny.
Netflix Original Content VP Cindy Holland said, “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. 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 final season of Longmire will consist of 10 episodes. Season six will premiere in 2017 in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
The Shephard/Robin Company produces Longmire, in association with Warner Horizon Television. Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny, Greer Shephard, and Michael M. Robin executive produce.
Fans React to the News that Longmire will End After its Sixth Season on Netflix
While Netflix has doubled the drama’s cable run, fans (aka the Longmire Posse) have actively advocated for renewal in seasons past.
Today, the Longmire Posse’s Facebook post reflects both sadness and gratitude. Because the writers have an end date, the have the opportunity to craft a proper Longmire TV series finale. Check it out.
What do you think? Are you a Longmire fan? Is it ending at the right time? Sound off, in the comments.