A&E's dusty procedural Longmire has been found guilty... of getting a third season! *shoots guns in the air like a happy Yosemite Sam*
Following Monday's strong Season 2 finale, word is out that the network liked what it saw and wants the drama to come back for more. And the news of the renewal comes straight from someone who should know, executive producer John Coveny. Coveny spoiled the A&E press release department's thunder and announced the good word on Twitter.
Thanks to the 5 million plus weekly fans (live+7). Young and older skewing alike! The call just came: SEASON 3 for #Longmire is a GO!— JOHN COVENY (@JohnCoveny) August 29, 2013
The drama stars Robert Taylor as Sheriff Walt Longmire, a Montana lawman who returns to work after the death of his wife. Katee Sackhoff, Bailey Chase, and Lou Diamond Phillips also star in the series. Longmire crept along rather quietly but has developed a following. The Season 2 finale drew one of the series' biggest audiences, pulling in 4.42 million viewers.
A&E has not confirmed the renewal, but Longmire is the network's most-watched show and it's only a matter of time until the A&E makes it official. Things like most-watched shows tend to get renewed. The news was first reported (we believe) by Deadline.
Looking for a review of the Season 2 finale? Check out this glowing recap from user thatguylafayette.