“Longmire” has been picked up for a sixth season on Netflix — which will also be its last one.
The streaming service has ordered a final round of 10 episodes of the show, which came to Netflix in 2014 after three seasons on A&E. The final season is expected to air sometime in 2017; Season 5 began streaming in September.
“We are grateful to Netflix for the opportunity to compose a closing chapter for these beloved characters that inspires lasting memories,” executive producers Greer Shephard, Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny say in a statement. “Most importantly, we’re committed to delivering a dynamic and satisfying conclusion to our fans that rewards their longtime loyalty.”
“Longmire,” based on a series of novels by Craig Johnson, stars Robert Taylor as Walt Longmire, a county sheriff in Wyoming. The series also stars Katee Sackhoff, Cassidy Freeman, Lou Diamond Phillips and Adam Bartley.
The show debuted on A&E in 2012 and put up solid ratings throughout its run. The channel unexpectedly canceled the show after Season 3 in 2014, however, with “Longmire’s” older-skewing audience and the fact that it was produced by an outside studio among the reasons cited for the show’s end.
Netflix revived the series a few months later and has made 20 episodes to date.
“Longmire” joins these shows that are airing their final seasons in 2017.