As Longmire Season 4 has just been released on Netflix this month, the fans of the modern day Western/detective drama that was originally aired on A&E for three seasons before it was cancelled have most likely binge-watched the latest release, and are anticipating for the next series. While there is no words about the production of Longmire Season 5 on Netflix, this could change, as other recently released shows like Marvel's Daredevil was renewed for Season 2 after receiving a wildly popular rating immediately after its release this summer. Here are some speculations and rumors about Longmire Season 5, as well as reviews of Season 4.
According to Inquisitr, Longmire fans were quite shocked when A&E decided that they didn't want to renew the show for Season 4, but got their ways in the end. The executive producer, Hunt Baldwin, has shared that they didn't leave all the cliffhangers at the end of Season 3 as a way to get the network to feel obligated to renew the show. It was the fans of Longmire who fought hard to get Season 4 on Netflix for one more season, and it worked.
However, is it only one more season on Netflix? Longmire Season 4 does in no way feel like a finale, but there hasn't been any word on whether or not Netflix is going to renew it. Since the fourth season has jsut been put on Netflix last week, its most die-hard fans are probably still trying to binge-watch all of it.
The issue of Longmire is reminiscent of when Netflix launched Daredevil, a show that would have a following due to is comic book source material. After its first weekend, it was pretty obvious from all of the binge-watching that there would be a Season 2, but it wasn't officially announced until later. From what it looks like, it appears that Longmire Season 5 will probably happen.
According to Seriable, Ted Sarandos, CCO of Netflix, cited the show as having a "very loyal, strong base", for the pick-up [of Season 5] and figures Netflix will be able to "uniquely and efficiently aggregate" an audience or the series, stressing that "it just didn't work for [A&E] but will work great for Netflix.
IGN reviewed Season 4 and called it "definitely Longmire's best season". Part of that could be that the show is now broken of restrictions of boxed television and episodes can be longer than most without any commercials.
For those unfamiliar with Longmire, it is a crime drama developed by John Coveny and the previously mentioned Hunt Baldwin, based on Craig Johnson's mystery novels centered around Walt Longmire, a Wyoming county sheriff who returns to work after his wife's death.
Walk Longmire (Robert Taylor) has to deal with his re-election as well as dealing with crimes that take place in Absaroka county. He also has to deal with his adult daughter Cady (Cassidy Freeman), as well as an assortment of deputies and homicide detectives.
Without revealing too much about the plot of the show, Season 4 ended with a subtle cliffhanger. Clearly, the show's writers could have given it a more closed ending, but obviously kept it open for producers to determine the response of fans and to decide whether to sign another season. It could have easily been written with more closure if they didn't want a Season 5.
This is not the first time that Longmire had ended on a non-ending. Season 3 had a cliffhanger with a gunshot, and fans thought that was all there was going to be. Especially as Walt unraveled the mystery surrounding his wife, which was a story behind what would have been a pretty basic procedure police drama.
In short, it is safe bet to believe that Longmire will be back for a Season 5. The big question is has the show run its course at the end and will this Season be its last?