Longmire Returns as Netflix Makes Plans for a Fourth Season

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Netflix announced today that it has ordered a fourth season of the hit drama “Longmire” from Warner Horizon Television. Ten new episodes of the series will premiere exclusively in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

“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,” sayss Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix. “We are thrilled to help continue Walt Longmire’s story for his large and passionate following.”

The series, a contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (The Matrix) as the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, along with Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica,” Riddick), Lou Diamond Phillips (“Southland,” La Bamba), Bailey Chase (“Damages”), Cassidy Freeman (“Smallville”) and Adam Bartley (“Justified”).

Season four of “Longmire” picks up moments after season three’s exciting finale. Longmire, 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 (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.

Longmire is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Horizon Television. Hunt Baldwin (“The Closer,” “Trust Me”), John Coveny (“The Closer,” “Trust Me”), Greer Shephard (“The Closer,” “Major Crimes,” “Nip/Tuck”) and Michael M. Robin (“The Closer,” “Major Crimes,” “Nip/Tuck”) serve as executive producers.

“We’re excited and honored to have the opportunity to bring this show that we love so much, and all its devoted fans, to Netflix,” reads a joint statement from the executive producers.

No specific date has been given for the return of “Longmire” quite yet, but check back for more information as soon as it becomes available.