A&E Cancels LONGMIRE After Three Seasons
Despite it being the network's most-watched drama yet, the network has chosen to end the older-skewing series, which had only lost a slight margin of its viewers during its third season. Longmire is expected to be shopped to other networks "immediately," sources tell Deadline.
"We would like to thank the phenomenal cast, crew and producers of Longmire, along with our Partners at Warner Horizon, for their tireless work on three seasons of quality dramatic storytelling," A&E said today in a statement. "We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved together."
"Longmire," based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson, returns for its second season with more murder, secrets and betrayals from Absaroka County, Wyoming. The new season finds reluctant hero Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) back in the saddle after coming to terms with the devastating loss of his wife and dedicated to serving his community. But storm clouds are brewing... Walt's Reign as Sheriff hangs in the balance as he fights for re-election against rival, and his own deputy, Branch Connally (Bailey Chase). Walt's right hand deputy, Vic Moretti (Katee Sackhoff) is visited by the ghost of a past she'd rather forget. Walt's daughter Cady (Cassidy Freeman) searches for answers about her mother's murder, while Walt's possible connection to the death of his wife's killer threatens to sweep his loyal friend Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) into the mix. As the open skies darken and the winds kick up, Walt and his deputies plunge head first into the storm... confronting the question: how will each react when it hits?
"Longmire" is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Horizon Television. Greer Shephard ("The Closer," "Nip/Tuck"), Michael M. Robin ("The Closer," "Nip/Tuck"), Hunt Baldwin ("The Closer," "Trust Me") and John Coveny ("The Closer," "Trust Me") serve as executive producers.