“Longmire” will not return for a seventh season, but the cast and producers have promised a happy ending.
Netflix’s crime drama “Longmire” is finally coming to an end after a series of fierce competition from multiple video networks. According to Deadline, the series will debut on A&E and premiere its sixth and final 10-episode season on Nov. 17. The network also reported that after the season 3 finale pulled viewers’ strings, the show was canceled by A&E, and fans were furious and ready to protest until the show was somehow rescued. Netflix then became the story, and while the streaming site has now chosen to end the show and rummel won’t return for a seventh season, it will finally get the ending it deserves.
According to Deadline, executive producers geryl sheppard, hunter Baldwin, and John coweney said in a joint statement, “we are very grateful to Netflix for giving us the opportunity to bring these beloved characters to a close with a lasting memory.” “Most importantly, we are committed to giving our fans a vibrant and satisfying ending in return for their long loyalty.”
Lou Diamond Phillips, who plays Henry Standing Bear, told cowboys and indians magazine that the final season of cowboys and indians will bring “results and satisfaction,” and that he’s glad the show is on Netflix instead of traditional network TV.
“Our audience is warm and loyal, about 6 million viewers per episode,” the actor told the magazine. “Being on Netflix [after the first A&E] gives us the opportunity to have longer stories and deeper story lines, because we’re not limited to the traditional 48-minute series.” He added that when he first approached the project, he thought it would be special. “It’s one of the best pilots I’ve ever read,” phillips said in the same interview. “Our main writers have maintained that level of cinematic storytelling, which is unparalleled on television.”
Katee Sackhoff, who plays Victoria on the show, told CinemaBlend that filming the final season of the series offered actors a unique opportunity. “Because we know this is our last season,” she said, “it gives actors a beautiful ability to do what they’ve always wanted to do, and you don’t have the opportunity to do it. It’s like throwing everything on the floor.” According to sakhoff’s assessment of her last role, fans seem to be delighted with her success and the emotional investment she put into her last rummel performance. “It’s vick’s last song, if you will,” sakhov continued. This is not a plot reveal. Everything she’s had in six years is going to be in the last five episodes, so for me it’s an interesting thing because it feels like six years of pent-up energy.”
For fans, the ending of the show is what they deserve, which is really a proof. Robert Taylor told Parade magazine after the show was renewed by Netflix that he was surprised by the enthusiastic support for A&E after it was canceled. He said: “the show is so inspiring, full of energy and creativity, and it’s a shame that so many people are actually connected to it and want it to continue.”
Whatever the producers’ plans for the final season, rummel’s story shows how much energy an engaged audience can bring to the show.