Friday, January 13, 2012

A&E Announces Production, Premiere Dates for Longmire

A&E: Longmire

A&E announced today that its original crime drama Longmire will begin production this March, with the premiere of the series scheduled for Summer 2012.

Longmire is based on a character created by crime novelist Craig Johnson, and will star Robert Taylor as as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

The opening storyline for the series has Longmire struggling since his wife's death. At the urging of his daughter, Cady (played by Cassidy Freeman), Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic (Katee Sackhoff), a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election. When Branch (Bailey Chase), an ambitious, young deputy, decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional life, one step at a time.

(Source: A&E press release.)

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