‘Longmire’ Hangs Hat After Six Seasons

By November 3, 2016
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Longmire is coming to a close again, and this time it’s for good.

The Netflix drama will shut down after its upcoming sixth and final season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The last three seasons were Netflix originals after the streaming service acquired the Katee Sackhoff series following its cancellation on A&E.

In a joint statement, executive producers Greer Shephard, Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny promised fans they would answer any lingering questions in this 10-episode final season, and provide closure.

“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.”

The series starred Robert Taylor as Walt Longmire, a Wyoming sheriff who re-takes the mantle of investigating major crimes in his county following the death of his wife. The series also starred Battlestar Galactica alum Sackhoff as his deputy, Vic Moretti, a former homicide detective from Philadelphia who relocates to Absaroka County after a run-in with her superior back home.

Rounding out the cast are Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman and Adam Bartley.

The series is based on the Walt Longmire book series written by Craig Johnson. The book series is so popular where he lives in Buffalo, Wyoming – a small town of just under 5,000 people – they celebrate with an annual festival known as “Longmire Days.”

The final season will debut in 2017 on Netflix in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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Michael Hinman

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  • Gary Zeiger

    Sad to see it go, but glad that they are going to give us closure.