Nellie Andreeva

It took awhile but A&E and Warner Horizon finally closed a deal for a 10-episode third season of the network’s most-watched drama series ever, Longmire. The announcement comes after Longmire executive producer John Coveny tweeted back in August, shortly after the series’ second-season finale: “The call just came: SEASON 3 for is a GO!.” In its second season, Longmire averaged 3.7 million total viewers with the season finale episode August 26 delivering a season high of 4.4 million total viewers. “Longmire has become one of the most compelling dramas on television with a devoted audience and we are so proud of the show,” said A&E GM David McKillop. Longmire, a contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor as Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, WYO, along with Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase, Cassidy Freeman and Adam Bartley. Greer Shephard, Michael M. Robin, Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny serve as executive producers. While Longmire was renewed, its companion, veteran The Glades, was cancelled after four seasons. Coveny tweeted again today:

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