“Longmire,” a contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson.
The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (The Matrix) as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, along with Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Gallactica”), Lou Diamond Phillips (“Numb3rs”), Bailey Chase (“Damages”), Cassidy Freeman (“Smallville”) and newcomer Adam Bartley.
In season three of "Longmire," Walt finds himself reeling from a series of devastating traumas. His best friend, Henry Standing Bear (Phillips), is going to prison on murder charges. Deputy Branch Connally (Chase) has been shot by a mysterious "white warrior," and Vic Moretti (Sackhoff) is unsure if she has shaken a stalker from her past. Walt is forced to shoulder all of these burdens and try to find a way to set the world right again, but one person knows he can't do this alone - his daughter, Cady (Freeman). She will fight in court to try and clear Henry's name while Walt continues to unravel the dark, mysterious secrets of Absaroka County. The deeper Walt digs into all these mysteries, the closer he'll get to uncovering the real bloody hand behind his wife's murder.
In the season three premiere, Walt deals with the aftermath of Henry's arrest and Branch's shooting. The search for the shooter, however, is complicated by Branch's insistence that it was someone known to be already dead.
"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 author of eight novels in the Walt Longmire mystery series, which has garnered popular and critical acclaim. The Cold Dish was a Dilys Award finalist and the French edition won Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/Bibliobs. Death Without Company, the Wyoming Historical Association's Book of the Year, won France's Le Prix 813, and Kindness Goes Unpunished, the third in the series, has also been published in France. Another Man's Moccasins was the Western Writers of America's Spur Award Winner and the Mountains & Plains Book of the Year, and The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Junkyard Dogs won The Watson Award for a mystery novel with the best sidekick. All are available from Penguin. The newest in the series, As the Crow Flies, is available in hardcover from Viking. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.
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Premiere Date: June 9, 2014
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