"Longmire," based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson, returns for its second season with more murder, secrets and betrayals from Absaroka County, Wyoming. The new season finds reluctant hero Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) back in the saddle after coming to terms with the devastating loss of his wife and dedicated to serving his community. But storm clouds are brewing...
Walt's reign as Sheriff hangs in the balance as he fights for re-election against rival, and his own deputy, Branch Connally (Bailey Chase). Walt's right hand deputy, Vic Moretti (Katee Sackhoff) is visited by the ghost of a past she'd rather forget. Walt's daughter Cady (Cassidy Freeman) searches for answers about her mother's murder, while Walt's possible connection to the death of his wife's killer threatens to sweep his loyal friend Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) into the mix. As the open skies darken and the winds kick up, Walt and his deputies plunge head first into the storm... confronting the question: how will each react when it hits?
In the season premiere episode of "Longmire," a prison transfer goes awry and Walt urgently pursues a serial killer and his fellow escapees, who have taken hostages, up a mountain. Facing an impending storm with very limited resources, Walt's mettle is put to the test and hypothermic hallucinations force him to face his past.
"Longmire" is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Horizon Television. Greer Shephard ("The Closer," "Nip/Tuck"), Michael M. Robin ("The Closer," "Nip/Tuck"), Hunt Baldwin ("The Closer," "Trust Me") and John Coveny ("The Closer," "Trust Me") serve as executive producers.
About the Author
Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of nine Walt Longmire mystery novels, which are the basis for "Longmire," the hit A&E TV original drama, which is returning for a second season on Memorial Day, May 27th at 10/9c. The Cold Dish, which introduces Sheriff Longmire, won Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/Bibliobs, Death Without Company, the Wyoming Historical Associations' Book of the Year, also won Le Prix 813, and Another Man's Moccasins, was the Western Writers of America's Spur Award Winner and the Mountains & Plains Book of the Year. The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series, was a Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year, and Junkyard Dogs won the Watson for a mystery novel with the best sidekick. Hell Is Empty, selected by Library Journal as the Best Mystery of the Year, was a New York Times best seller as was As The Crow Flies, which won the Rocky for the best crime novel typifying the western United States. The next in the series, A Serpent's Tooth, will be available on June 4, 2013. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.
Visit Craig Johnson's official page at Penguin Books.