The drama centers on Walt Longmire (Taylor), a Wyoming sheriff who comes back to work after his wife’s death. The cast also includes Katee Sackhoff, Bailey Chase, Adam Bartley, Cassidy Freeman, and Lou Diamond Phillips.
In the interview, Taylor said season five will explore themes like loyalty and betrayal:
Betrayal and disloyalty. And questioning what is loyalty. Walt feels let down by a couple of people close to him. Of course, maybe his expectations are a little high.”
He added that the new season will also see a conflict between Walt and Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips);
Let’s say that Henry and Walt have a confrontation. And once again there’s a problem of disloyalty, this time between Walt and his oldest friend. I believe people can’t see the forest for the trees and see that Nighthorse is a master manipulator. He may believe that he’s helping his people, but the damage he’s wreaking is worse than any benefit he’s bringing. Walt believes anybody involved with him is drinking the Kool-Aid. It hits a lot closer to home this season with the two people Walt is closest to.”
Season five of Longmire premieres tomorrow, September 23rd, on Netflix.
What do you think? Do you watch Longmire? Are you excited for the new season?