Fans were furious when A&E ended “Longmire” with an ambiguous cliffhanger last year.
Netflix came to the rescue and bought the rights to the series and produced 10 brand-new episodes, which began streaming Sept. 10.
The streaming service has saved acclaimed, prematurely cancelled television programs before, including Emmy-winning comedy “Arrested Development,” mockumentary “Trailer Park Boys” and unaired episodes of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated series. Seeing that many have been successful after their initial cancellation, “Longmire” was in safe hands.
This newest season has retained the same tone as the previous three, but with higher stakes.
The result of last season’s monumental cliffhanger is finally revealed and all characters face the gravity of it, though it does not stop Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) and his ongoing crusade to bring longtime enemy Jacob Night-Horse (A. Martinez) and his fellow criminals to justice. And after three long seasons, the truth behind a series-long mystery is finally revealed.
The show has not lost any of its flavor under a new production company. Netflix made the correct decisions by letting the writers and directors continue with what they started. All the action and excitement that viewers expect from “Longmire” returns. The actors remain true to the characters they portray and the plot continues to thrill audiences with plenty of twists and turns.
As a result, “Longmire” is still one of the most addicting and well-made shows available, and based on its praise and increased popularity, a fifth season for the show seems very likely.
Welcome back, sheriff.