Longmire is an American modern Western crime drama television series that premiered on June 3, 2012 on the A&E network. The series was developed by John Coveny and Hunt Baldwin and is based on the Walt Longmire Mysteries series of mystery novels written by best-selling author Craig Johnson.
The show centers on Walt Longmire, a sheriff in fictional Absaroka County, Wyoming, who returns to full-time work after his wife's death. He is assisted by his friends and his daughter, investigating major crimes within his jurisdiction while campaigning for re-election against one of his own deputies. A&E announced that it would not renew the series following the conclusion of the third season in August 2014. Warner Horizon Television offered it to other networks, and Netflix picked it up starting with Season 4 on November 19, 2014. Seasons 1 to 5 were available for viewing online via Netflix in North America in late 2016. Netflix announced on November 2, 2016 that it had renewed the show for a sixth and final season of ten episodes to air in 2017.