‘Longmire’ Gets Second Season From A&E

A&E's "Longmire," an adaptation of Craig Johnson's mystery novel series, premiered in early June with 4.1 million total viewers

 A&E has renewed "Longmire" for a second season less than a month after its series premiere.

The western-themed series, which stars Robert Taylor as Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire and Katee Sackhoff as his deputy Vic Moretti, premiered Sunday, June 3 at 10 p.m. with a particularly strong 4.1 million total viewers, making it the year's top new scripted cable drama. The second episode grew 22 percent in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, with 1.2 million viewers in that demo.

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Based on Craig Johnson's mystery novels, "Longmire" also stars Lou Diamond Philips. Warner Horizon Television produced the series, with Hunt Baldwin John Covey, Greer Shephard and Michael M. Robin executive-producing.

Deadline first reported the news.