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‘Longmire’ Season 5 Updates and Release Date: Louis Herthum Confirms His Character Omar is Still Alive

( [email protected] ) Apr 26, 2016 02:31 PM EDT
Although the fifth season of "Longmire" does not yet have an exact release date, fans of the Netflix series have already been getting updates about its next installment. Recently, one of the recurring cast members of the show revealed that his character might come back for the fifth season.
For those who have been waiting a long, long time for the next season of Longmire, fret not -- filming for Season 6 is about to kick off this March 2017. Screenshot from trailer of ''Longmire'' season 4. YouTube / Netflix U.S. & Canada

Although the fifth season of "Longmire" does not yet have an exact release date, fans of the Netflix series have already been getting updates about its next installment. Recently, one of the recurring cast members of the show revealed that his character might come back for the fifth season.

Actor Louis Herthum confirmed recently through his Twitter account that his character Omar is still alive.

"Omar lives!" he posted. "Thanks for all of you who have been so supportive."

Herthum's Omar served as a recurring character during the first three seasons of the show, back when "Longmire" aired on the A&E Network. In the show, Omar is a firearms expert as well as a hunting guide. Because of his skill set and knowledge, series protagonist Walt Longmire, played by Robert Taylor often turns to him to consult about his cases.

Of course, Herthum's tweet can be considered as a confirmation that Omar will return to the show once season 5 premieres. But, it is not yet clear if this character is the one that cast member Katee Sackhoff was teasing about a couple of weeks ago.

Sackhoff, who plays Deputy Victoria Moretti, teased that a character will be making a comeback in the fifth season of "Longmire."

"Just read season 5 episode 4," she tweeted. "@LongmirePosse is gonna be pretty damn excited about who's coming back!"

Although Sackhoff did not mention which character will return, the most common theory about it back then is that the show will revive a character who viewers thought was already dead.

Aside from Omar, another character who matches this theory is Branch Connolly. Like Herthum's character, Branch was only with the show for the first three seasons. In the last episode of season 3, Branch's death was hinted off-screen.

However, since his death was never really shown, this means there's still a chance that he's still alive. After all, for the first seasons of the show, Branch played a major role in the series.

As for the show itself, the fifth season of "Longmire" does not yet have a release date but since the fourth season premiered in September of 2015, its next installment might come out during the same time this year.

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