Having saved Longmire from A&E’s cancellation graveyard, Netflix could be looking to form an even longer partnership with the series.
While there’s nothing confirmed beyond Season 4 (which has yet to receive a premiere date), CCO Ted Sarandos cited the show’s “very loyal, strong base” for the pick-up and figures Netflix will be able to “uniquely and efficiently aggregate” an audience for the series, stressing that “it just didn’t work for [A&E] but will work great for Netflix.”
It’s still early days for Longmire on Netflix, but those still haunted by the cruel (if relatively fleeting) spectre of cancellation will already be hoping that the show performs as well as Sarandos believes in order to secure a potential fifth season.
Longmire Season 5!? Watch this space…