Netflix has ordered 10 new episodes of Western-flavored crime drama “Longmire” for 2015.
The series ran for three seasons on A&E Network, developing a small but passionate following that loudly protested its cancellation. Warner Horizon Television has licensed the show to Netflix for the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
“When Warner Horizon Television came to us with the idea for a new season of ‘Longmire,’ we were intrigued because the series is so unique, and consistently great. We are thrilled to help continue Walt Longmire’s story for his large and passionate following,” said Cindy Holland, veep of original content at Netflix
“Longmire” stars Robert Taylor as the sheriff of a small town in Wyoming. Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman and Adam Bartley co-star. Creators Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny exec produce with Greer Shephard and Michael Robin.
The series ended its third season on August on a major cliffhanger. Netflix already had a deal with Warners for streaming rights to the previous three seasons, so ordering 10 more episodes will only enhance interest in “Longmire” past and present.
Netflix previously picked up the cult-fave drama “The Killing” from AMC when that show faced the cancellation ax.