Netflix just canceled another show, only its fourth ever for those who are counting — which means it’s still a pretty notable departure. The streaming company has given “Longmire” a sixth and final season, according to Deadline.
Again for those who are counting, this is the second time the crime drama has been canceled. Netflix saved the show, which starred Robert Taylor as the dedicated sheriff of the titular Wyoming town, after A&E aired it for three seasons.
The show’s executive producers Greer Shephard, Hunt Baldwin, and John Coveny released a joint statement on the cancellation:
“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.”
“Longmire” wasn’t a barn burner when it came to viewership at Netflix, according to ratings research company SymphonyAM. Only about 667,000 people watched the season-five premiere in its first five days, according to SymphonyAM’s findings.
“Longmire” joins Netflix’s short list of canceled original shows, which includes “Lilyhammer,” “Hemlock Grove,” and “Bloodline.”
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