Netflix Picks Up 'Longmire'

Actor Robert Taylor who plays Sheriff Walt Longmire in the TV series snapped a selfie with 'Longmire' author Craig Johnson during a talk last summer at the Buffalo library. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Fans of the “Longmire” television show that was canceled at the end of last season are celebrating today because the popular series has been picked up by another network. Leslie Stratmoen has the update.

Netflix has picked up the "Longmire" television show. Angela Jarvis of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce that stages Longmire Days each summer said she knew the plans were in the works because she keeps in touch with Adam Bartley who plays “The Ferg” on the show. She credited the show's fans, known as the posse, for keeping “Longmire” alive.

Thrilled, because she and the rest of the fans obviously wanted the show to continue, but especially because of how the show's season came to an end.

But there-in may lie the challenge, for some.

The show was canceled in August, but the actors' contracts run through February. Production has typically started in March.
Now, about Longmire Days. The community event actually started several years ago before the TV show because Buffalo was the inspiration for the fictional town in the “Longmire” book series written by author Craig Johnson of Ucross. But in recent years, the celebration has grown into a three-day event, with actors from the TV show, like Bartley and Katee Sackhoff who plays deputy Vic Moretti, joining the activities like last year's motorcycle Poker Run.

Now that the TV show will continue, she said the future of the local celebration is looking very bright. No date has yet been set for the event, but if it follows as she suggested before or after the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, that would place Longmire Days this year on either the last week in July or second week in August. We'll keep you posted.