Netflix Orders A Final Sixth Season For Longmire
Initially produced by A&E, the program ran on that network until it was surprisingly cancelled following the end of its third season. Outraged at being left on such a maddening cliffhanger, fans demanded that the show be renewed and given a proper resolution:
Netflix came to the rescue when Longmire was surprisingly canceled by A&E days after the series’ third-season finale, which had ended with a major cliffhanger. The decision angered the series’ loyal fans, who launched one of the biggest save-the-show campaigns. Longmire had been the most watched original series in A&E history, packing almost 6 million viewers an episode, though it skewed older and was produced by an outside studio, Warner Horizon, which contributed to its demise at the cable network.
The series’ 2014 pickup by Netflix illustrated for the first time the Internet network’s strategy to order original series based on their strong appeal to a specific segment of the audience. With the Season 6 renewal, Longmire will double its original three-season run on A&E. Additionally, the final season announcement gives executive producers Greer Shephard, Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny time to craft a conclusion of the series over 10 episodes.
“We are grateful to Netflix for the opportunity to compose a closing chapter for these beloved characters that inspires lasting memories,” the trio said.
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