Longmire fans are currently rejoicing due to the announcement by Netflix on 30th October. Netflix has finally heard the pleas of Longmire fans and as a result, the series has been renewed for another 10 episodes by the popular streaming service network.
Rumors indicate that the series will premiere in September 2016, following a schedule trend that was set by Season 4 of Longmire.
Tony Tost, the writer has already started with the script for the upcoming season. It was also publicly shared on Twitter on 6th December by him. The writer declared that he is re-watching the series and this will actually help him with the writing for Season 5.
Meanwhile Lou Diamond Philips, who plays Henry Standing Bear talked about his experience in Season 4’s last episode. According to Variety, he said that they were not given any kind of assurance regarding another season but the still gave it their best shot in every scene.
He further agreed that Netflix is a good home for the show and admitted that earlier, the show was constrained to episodes being 42 minutes in length, due to which a lot of work was wasted.
He further stated, “With an additional 20 minutes, we can let those moments breathe and round out those characters and it’s a much more cinematic experience episode to episode.”
In Season 4’s last episode, we saw Walt Longmire, played by Robert Taylor, enjoying some intimate moments with Dr. Donna Sue Monahan, his new love interest, played by Ally Walker. However, a mysterious intruder ends up breaking into his house.
As a result, the Season 4 finale ended in a major cliffhanger and due to this, a lot of fans requested for a renewal besides the many unsolved cases. It is clear that fans of the show are mighty thrilled about more episodes coming their way but from the looks of it, they will need to wait for quite some time before Longmire airs again.
Meanwhile, after releasing the news that Longmire will be extended to another Season 5, the streaming service provider finally declared that this will be the last season in this series. Longmire is a crime drama series that is based on the ‘Walter Longmire Mysteries’ book written by Craig Johnson.
According to Venture Capital Post, the series will end after Season 5 is complete. A&E Networks canceled Longmire back in 2014 in spite of great viewer ratings due to the fact that the show did not comply with the network’s demographics.
As a result, the ardent fans of this series started a campaign in order to encourage the other network’s to pick up where this show left off. After three months, Netflix finally paid attention to it and declared that it would bring back the show.
Season 4 of Longmire was wrapped up in a major cliffhanger as mentioned before and due to this, fans are pretty stoked about more episodes coming their way.
It is never possible for a true fan to remain calm after they hear their favorite show being canceled, especially after the last season ended in a cliffhanger. The loyal fans of this series are happy and excited for the upcoming season 5 of Longmire.
At the same time, this will be the last season and let’s just hope that it doesn’t end up in a cliffhanger as well! However, in the upcoming season, the show will have the opportunity to better explore the history of its characters since season 5 will have 3 more hours of showtime.
According to Lou Diamond Philips, these results in a more cinematic experience for the show and it will allow moments to breathe and characters to be rounded out properly.