If you’re a regular follower of mine on social media and you’ve read my articles on our old MOARGeek site, you know I am a fan of Longmire. So you can imagine that I am stoked to the max that Netflix has announced that Longmire Season 5 will drop September 23rd of this glorious year! That’s right! Walt Longmire and his posse of deputies are back solving crimes and dealing with personal lives in the mountains of Wyoming.
— Netflix US (@netflix) July 9, 2016
Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), is the sheriff of Wyoming’s fictional Absaroka County (pronounced ab-suh-roh-kah [ab-suh-ra-kah by many Wyoming natives) (on a map and in many scenes, Absaroka county seat Durant is portrayed by Buffalo in Johnson County situated in northeast Wyoming). Walt’s adult daughter Cady (Cassidy Freeman) is concerned that her father refuses to move on after the death of her mother.
While preparing to run for re-election, Walt has delegated most police duties to deputies Branch Connally (Bailey Chase) and “The Ferg” (Adam Bartley). Connally has also entered the election, to unseat Longmire. Cady and Branch are secretly dating. Victoria “Vic” Moretti (Katee Sackhoff), a transplanted Philadelphia homicide detective, arrived in Wyoming six months prior and is now one of Walt’s deputies. Walt’s longtime friend Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) assists with any dealings with the local Indian reservation. Read more on Wikipedia
If you’re unfamiliar with Longmire, it began on the A&E Network but was suddenly cancelled by the network for no apparent reason. The show was only second to Duck Dynasty and was the most popular fictional drama on the network. Still they chopped it and the fans were left in the dust, until Netflix picked it up and actually made the series even better than what it was. We’ll be sure to keep our eyes open for the Season 5 trailer and post that up when it hits YouTube.
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