Last week, we learned that Netflix was in talks to produce a new season of Longmire, which was canceled by A&E. The company has now made it official.
This is one thing Netflix is making a habit out of. It’s bringing back canceled shows and giving them new life, or at least proper conclusions, as in the case with The Killing.
A ten-episode fourth season of Longmire will make its debut on the streaming service next year in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, where Netflix just announced plans to launch in March.
“When Warner Horizon Television came to us with the idea for a new season of Longmire, we were intrigued because the series is so unique, and consistently great. We are thrilled to help continue Walt Longmires story for his large and passionate following,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.
In a joint statement, the Longmire executive producers said: “Were excited and honored to have the opportunity to bring this show that we love so much, and all its devoted fans, to Netflix.”
Here’s what Netflix says about the upcoming season:
Season four of Longmire picks up moments after season threes exciting finale. Walt Longmire (series star Robert Taylor), having found out who was behind the murder of his wife, succumbs to his darker impulses and takes off in pursuit of the killer with murder on his mind. Meanwhile, Branch Connally (Bailey Chase), the deputy who Walt fired for erratic, violent behavior, believes he has already figured out who the real culprit is. But during his confrontation with this suspected killer, a gun goes off. Now the audience will finally learn what happened, and whether Walt can be stopped before he makes a fatal choice.
The first two seasons of Longmire are currently available for streaming on Netflix in the U.S. Presumably, the third season will be available eventually.
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