I’m being told that the plan is to pair the series with A&E’s longest running scripted series The Glades and create a power-block on Sunday nights from 9-11pm, so as to take advantage of the lack of competition from the broadcast networks in the summer.
Longmire is based on the series of novels written by Craig Johnson and was developed for television by John Coveny and Hunt Baldwin. The series stars Robert Taylor (The Matrix), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Lou Diamond Phillips (Stargate: Universe), Bailey Chase (Damages), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville) and newcomer Adam Bartley and follows Walt Longmire, the Sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Longmire is a widower who, following his wife’s death, lost interest in his job as Sheriff. But with the help of one of his deputies he re-commits to his job and decides to run for re-election, only to find that one of his own men is running against him.
Here is A&E’s trailer for Longmire:
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