Fans of Craig Johnson and his character Sheriff Longmire were pretty vocal when A&E announced it would cancel the series after a massive cliffhanger at the end of season 3. Well, weep not – Longmire will live on at the hands of Netflix, who nabbed the rights to the fourth season with ten new episodes arriving in 2015.
Longmire fans’ dedication to saving the show paid off. A&Es cancellation of the series triggered one of the biggest outpourings of fan support ever for an axed TV series. The cast members, led by Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff, have all made their deals for Season 4, picking up moments after season three’s explosive finale.
Craig Johnson tweeted his pleasure at the series pickup, writing, “They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds. Old Mexican proverb.”
If you haven’t had the pleasure – read Craig Johnson’s Longmire series – “simply the best in western fiction.”