From USA Today:
( Slight spoiler from DeadlineCollapse )
Netflix is rescuing Longmire.
The Western crime thriller was cancelled by A&E this year after three seasons, prompting an outcry from fans, but the streaming service has ordered a fourth season of 10 new episodes to be available sometime next year. The series averaged more than 3 million viewers, and was one of A&E's top shows, but its cost -- and declining ratings for Duck Dynasty and other series -- were a factor in its demise.
The series, based on the novels by Craig Johnson, stars Robert Taylor as Walt Longmire, a Wyoming sheriff, and also features Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba).
Here's Netflix's description of what's to come, as the show resolves the cliffhanger that ended its cable run:
"Season four of Longmire picks up moments after season three's exciting finale. Walt Longmire, having found out who was behind the murder of his wife, succumbs to his darker impulses and takes off in pursuit of the killer with murder on his mind. Meanwhile, Branch Connally (Bailey Chase), the deputy who Walt fired for erratic, violent behavior, believes he has already figured out who the real culprit is. But during his confrontation with this suspected killer, a gun goes off. Now the audience will finally learn what happened, and whether Walt can be stopped before he makes a fatal choice."