The release date for Longmire season 5 — September 23, 2016
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Longmire season 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Netflix has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for September 23, 2016.
Series information and cast
American criminal drama series Longmire has 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 fourth season premiered on September 10, 2015 on the streaming platform. In the fall of 2015 a fifth season was commissioned by Netflix, and it has recently been scheduled to debut 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 fictitious 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 a 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.
Reception and renewal for a fifth season
The series has been well received in both of its incarnations, 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 its second installment on Netflix – season 5, set to air in less than two months. Fans are eagerly expecting answers that would explain the cliffhanger events of the season four finale – such is who was it that invaded Walt’s home, why, and what consequences will transpire from the incident. Sign up for our automatic updates, and we will remind you of Longmire season 5 premiere date one day in advance.