Netflix Cancels 'Longmire' After Sixth and Final Season
So long, "Longmire."
Netflix announced it is cancelling the Western crime drama after a sixth and final season. The series, which stars Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, and Lou Diamond Phillips, will return with 10 episodes sometime in 2017. Season 5 premiered Sept. 23.
The streaming service rescued "Longmire" after it was canceled by A&E after three seasons.
Even though it was the cable network's most-watched scripted series, network executives worried that the audience for "Longmire" was too old to appeal to advertisers. Angry fans launched a massive "save the show" campaign, which proved successful.
"We are grateful to Netflix for the opportunity to compose a closing chapter for these beloved characters that inspires lasting memories. Most importantly, we're committed to delivering a dynamic and satisfying conclusion to our fans that rewards their longtime loyalty," executive producers Greer Shephard, Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny said in a statement.
This is one of the few original series Netflix has canceled. Earlier this year, it gave "Bloodline" a third and final season.
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