‘Longmire’ Renewed for Season 3 by A&E

Network OKs a 10-episode third season of the Robert Taylor-starring drama

Breathe easy, “Longmire” fans; the A&E drama will be back for another season.

The series has been given a 10-episode third season, the network said Monday.

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Based on Craig Johnson’s mystery novels, “Longmire” stars “The Matrix” actor Robert Taylor as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyo.  Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase, Cassidy Freeman  and Adam Bartley also star.

During its second season, “Longmire” — A&E’s most-watched original drama series — averaged 3.7 million total viewers, hitting a season high of 4.4 million total viewers with its Aug. 26 season finale.

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“‘Longmire’ has become one of the most compelling dramas on television with a devoted audience and we are so proud of the show,” A&E general manager and executive vice president Dave McKillop said of the renewal.”We are thrilled to continue our wonderful partnership with Warner Horizon Television, the production team, and the talented cast and crew led by the exceptional Robert Taylor.”