Friday, November 21, 2014

Longmire Rides On

As I blogged about before, fans of TV's Longmire were quite upset when the drama was axed, mostly due to perception that the audience was "too old." Not content to have the show fade off into the sunset, fans called for people to boycott the show's former network A&E. The creators immediately began shopping the Western around to other networks.

Months passed with no word on a possible new home. The fanbase, aptly named the Longmire Posse, never gave up hope. Each Monday, there were "stampedes" on Twitter to lobby for a network to save the show. I participated in as many stampedes as I could, studies permitting. Stars of the show including Adam Bartley (The Ferg) and Lou Diamond Phillips (Henry Standing Bear) joined in; Robert Taylor (Walt Longmire) posted YouTube videos, making cryptic comments such as "keep doin' what you're doin'" and alluding to things going on behind the scenes.

I picked up an issue of Globe earlier this week after reading that the magazine had done an exclusive interview with Adam Bartley. He echoed Robert Taylor's sentiments and expressed his gratitude for the loyalty of the show's fanbase. Less than a day after reading the interview, I saw a headline on Entertainment Weekly's website announcing that Netflix will be picking up Longmire for 10 episodes. Filming is scheduled to resume in New Mexico. Season 4 is set to premiere sometime next year. I can't wait to see what's next for Absaroka County's finest! :)

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