Netflix has renewed “Longmire” for a sixth season, which will be its last. Unless … you want to take it back, A&E?
The series will get 10 episodes to wrap up on the streaming platform. The run will drop in its entirety next year in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
“Longmire” has had an unusual history, premiering in 2012 on A&E, the same cable channel that left the series for dead just two years later. Shortly thereafter, Netflix revived it for a few more seasons.
“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 in a Wednesday media release. “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,” added Cindy Holland, Netflix vice president 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.”
“Longmire” is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Horizon Television. Baldwin (“The Closer,” “Trust Me”), Coveny (“The Closer,” “Trust Me”), Shephard (“The Closer,” “Major Crimes,” “Nip/Tuck”) and Michael M. Robin (“The Closer,” “Major Crimes,” “Nip/Tuck”) are the executive producers.
The contemporary Big Sky country crime thriller is based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (“The Matrix”) as Walt, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. It also stars Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Riddick”), Lou Diamond Phillips (“Southland,” “La Bamba”), Cassidy Freeman (“Smallville”), Adam Bartley (“Justified”) and A. Martinez (“General Hospital”).