AceShowbiz - "Longmire" gets a second chance to live. After canceled by A&E back in August, the western drama series is going to return for a new season on Netflix. The internet streaming giant announced on Wednesday, November 19 that it picked up a 10-episode fourth season of the show.
The new episodes will premiere in 2015 and will be available in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "We're excited and honored to have the opportunity to bring this show that we love so much, and all its devoted fans, to Netflix," the show's executive producers said in a joint statement.
Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, said, "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."
According to Netflix, the fourth season "picks up moments after season three's exciting finale. Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), having found out who was behind the murder of his wife, succumbs to his darker impulses and takes off in pursuit of the killer with murder on his mind..."
"Meanwhile, Branch Connally (Bailey Chase), the deputy who Walt fired for erratic, violent behavior, believes he has already figured out who the real culprit is. But during his confrontation with this suspected killer, a gun goes off. Now the audience will finally learn what happened, and whether Walt can be stopped before he makes a fatal choice."
The cancellation of "Longmire" left fans in shock earlier this year, although the show had gradually lost its viewers. The show experienced a steep downfall in the third season's ratings, attracting mostly older-skewing demo which didn't help the series since ad-supported networks depend heavily on advertisers, who are after younger audiences.