“Longmire” (A&E) was cancelled by the cable network back on Thursday Aug. 28, 2014. Since then, fans of the TV show have stood behind their favorite modern western drama. The “Longmire Posse” over at the social media website called, “Twitter” is having another “tweet” stampede on Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. (Eastern time) 5 p.m (Western time). Robert Taylor who portrayed Walt Longmire will be on hand to answer any & all questions from fans.
The first “tweet” stampede was on Sept. 8, 2014 & it made the top #40 hashtags for that day. It also was one of the highest trending topics on “Twitter” & the “Long Live Longmire” Twitter account crashed. Tens of thousands of fans logged on to save the TV show.
TV fans are said to be contacting their cable TV providers & replacing A&E in their packages. (It is an unconfirmed report). The “Deadline Hollywood” blog writer named Nellie Andreeva posted an update on Sept. 10, 2014. She wrote, “Warner Bros. TV’s cable division has been putting together a detailed presentation highlighting the series’ performance and following as well as the producers’ creative plans for Season 4. The series will be pitched to digital and cable outlets in the coming days.”
Nellie goes on to report, “Netflix and Amazon are expected to hear the pitch, with Amazon expressing early interest. Subscription-based services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu would be perfect for a show like Longmire, which has a large but somewhat older-skewing audience.”
“Longmire” starred, Robert Taylor (Walt Longmire), Katee Sackhoff (Victoria “Vic” Moretti), Lou Diamond Phillips (Henry Standing Bear), Bailey Chase (Branch Connally), Cassidy Freeman (Cady Longmire) & Adam Bartley (The Ferg).
“Longmire” filmed for three TV seasons in the state of New Mexico. The vast & open location scenery stood in for Absaroka, Wyoming where the TV western is set. It is based on the mystery novels written by Craig Johnson where sheriff Walt Longmire investigates crime near an Indian Reservation.
New Mexico Governor Suzana Martinez signed the “Breaking Bad” TV bill back in 2013. That bill was named after the TV drama “Breaking Bad” which had filmed its’ entire 5 season TV run at Albuquerque. The tax incentives in that bill would rise from 25% to 30% in however long any TV show would film in the state. “Longmire” was only in its’ 2nd popular TV season in 2013. If it is not picked up by any other network. The tax incentives will be dropped.
When “Longmire” began filming in the state back in 2012. It employed 130 local crew members & over 160 background talent which included Native Americans. The TV show is set near the Cheyenne Indian Reservation & the story lines involved many native actors & actresses. The state economy & its’ establishments profited from “Longmire” filming in the state.