The release date for Longmire season 6 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Longmire season 6 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Netflix has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Series information and cast
An American criminal drama series Longmire originated on the A&E network, ran for three seasons between 2012 and 2014, was canceled and subsequently picked up by Netflix. The most recent fifth season was made available to Netflix subscribers on September 23, 2016. The show is based on Walt Longmire Mysteries, a popular book series authored by Craig Johnson and developed by John Coveny and Hunt Baldwin.
The series is set in the fictional Absaroka County, Wyoming and portrays the professional and personal aspects of the lives of local police officers. Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) is the veteran county sheriff out of a classic Western – honest, charismatic, tough and straightforward. Vic Moretti is the sheriff’s deputy and a recent Philadelphia transplant, Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Philips) is Walt’s best friend, a Cheyenne Indian owner of the local dive. Cady (Cassidy Freeman) is Walt’s daughter who secretly dates deputy Branch Connally (Bailey Chase), a man who plans to challenge Walt’s plans for reelection as sheriff and whose methods are questionable, to say the least.
Current season, reception and renewal potential
The current season picks up right where season 4 has left off when Walt and Donna were shot at by an unknown perpetrator. In the season premiere Walt wakes up in the hospital and has to figure out what has happened and who is out to hunt him down, as well as whether his relationship with Donna will go on. Another issue for Walt this season is his daughter`s betrayal.
The series has been well received in both of its incarnations on both networks, and has an 8.2/10 IMDb rating. While on A&E, Longmire drew a stable audience of 3.5-4.5 million viewers, and since its move to Netflix we no longer have a way to figure out how the show is doing in terms of viewership. The only proof of its reasonably-sized audience is the fact that it was renewed for season five, which is its second installment on Netflix. There has been no news on a potential sixth season, so please stay tuned, and we`ll inform you as soon as Netflix reveals its decision on the future of Longmire.
UPDATED November 3, 2016: The long-running contemporary Western series Longmire is moving towards closure. The show has been commissioned by Netflix for a sixth and final season, set to start streaming in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in 2017. The last season is slated to contain 10 episodes with Walt Longmire on his last ride. The reason for the series being discontinued are not immediately clear, but perhaps it has just run its course. Sign up for our automatic updates, and we`ll inform you when Longmire season 6 premiere date is revealed.