'Longmire' News And Update: Series Gets One More Season But Will Be Its Last

By Vasti Marra Pinera , Nov 03, 2016 04:10 AM EDT

The contemporary crime thriller series "Longmire" has just been renewed for a season 6 but will sadly be its last. Netflix gave its sixth and last season a go signal with 10 episodes that will be scheduled for release in 2017 in U.S., Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

It can be recalled that it was Netflix who rescued "Longmire" from a supposed cancellation by A&E after its third season. The story ended in a major cliffhanger so fans even launched a huge campaign just to save the series. Their efforts were not wasted when Netflix decided to pick up the series. However, after another 3 seasons, the series will now officially end.

The good news is the showrunners will have enough air time to create a good conclusion to the series. Executive producers Hunt Baldwin, Greer Shephard and John Coveny said "We are grateful to Netflix for the opportunity to compose a closing chapter for these beloved characters that inspires lasting memories," the trio said. "Most importantly, we're committed to delivering a dynamic and satisfying conclusion to our fans that rewards their longtime loyalty."

In the history of A&E, "Longmire" series is the most watched original series with nearly 6 million views each episode. Its story is based on Walt Longmire mystery novel by bestselling author Craig Johnson. The series centers on Walt Longmire, played by Robert Taylor, who is a dedicated sheriff of the Absaroka County, Wyoming.

Netflix VP Original Content, Cindy Holland, said "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," She also expressed that Netflix were very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the series' executive producers, cast, crew and said that they are confident the series will have a satisfying ending for its fans.

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