As fans wait fervently for "Longmire" Season 5 official release date to be announced, the best-selling mystery series turned TV show's author Craig Johnson dishes about Sheriff Walt Longmire.
Speaking with Colorado Public Radio, he shared that the actor who plays Longmire made it high in his books because of his gentleman ways. "I think it kind of sealed the deal for me when he took his hat off in the audition. It's the part where he's going into this woman's house, he's never met her before, doesn't know her, and he actually took his hat off when he met her and I thought 'this is probably our guy.' So I was kind of on board with Robert Taylor at that point," he shared.
He revealed that even though he created Sheriff Walt Longmire as a hero, his persona was anything but. He is unlike other heroes that women swoon for. He does not even have a good body. "He's overweight, he's over age, he's overly depressed, but he still gets up in the morning and tries to do the job. To me, that's where the true heroism lies rather than in the usual kind of crime fiction protagonist that you see of the 6-foot-2-inches of twisted steel and sex appeal; every woman wants him, every man fears him," he said.
He also talked about how multidimensional American Indians are. Sadly, this is not portrayed in movies. Johnson wanted to change that by showing American Indians actually have a good sense of humor. "A lot of times Indians are portrayed as these stoic cigar store 'How" kind of characters and that's not the Indians I know. The Indians I know work in about 17 different layers of irony and if you're not aware of that irony you get to be the butt of that irony," he explained.
It is certainly nice that Johnson had this comprehensive interview to stave off people's yearning to know more about Season 5 of "Longmire." Rumors have it that the season starts shooting on Spring and then the new season will premiere on September 2016. According to Vine, the upcoming season will be focusing on Longmire and his relationship with Dr. Donna Monaghan, as played by Ally Walker. Some expect that the relationship will not last, especially since the novel ended with Longmire and Vic Moretti (as played by Katee Sackhoff) together.