Longmire is an American crime drama television series that premiered on June 3, 2012, on the A&E network. The series 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 Wyoming county sheriff who returns to work after his wife's death. Assisted by his friends and his daughter, Longmire investigates major crimes within his jurisdiction, while campaigning for re-election against one of his own deputies.
The third season of Longmire aired from June 2 through August 4, 2014. On August 28, 2014 A&E announced it would not renew the series. Warner Horizon Television shopped it to other networks, and on November 19, 2014, Netflix picked up the show. The entire fourth season was made available for viewing online via Netflix streaming on September 10, 2015. On October 30, 2015, Netflix announced that it had renewed the show for a fifth season.