One of my favorite TV productions Longmire was unexpectedly canceled last Thursday.
According to Deadline.com show producers are looking to shop the show to other networks. Warner Horizon was responsible for the dramatic storytelling of the show.
Longmire was not your usual TV show. The plot was the classic type of conflict in fiction and has been commonly called “man against self.” He was a moral man who may have done something immoral in the past. We don’t know. The series filmed in New Mexico began by following Walt Longmire, the Sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, as he returns to work after the death of his wife. With the help of his daughter Cady with whom he has a troubled relationship , his new deputy Vic and his best friend Henry, Walt must investigate a series of major crimes in his jurisdiction while preparing to run for re-election against Branch, a young deputy in the department who wants Walt’s job. The story has really great elements, a mystery, murder, romance, and the daily life of a sheriff in the contemporary American west. The writing, the dialogue and the humor all made for a great TV show.
The series created by John Coveny and Hunt Baldwin is based on the “Longmire” series of mystery novels written by best-selling author Craig Johnson.
For a great video of Longmire go to Long Live Longmire http://youtu.be/95SEnwsfOcs put up by Adam Barkley of the show.
Longmire’s third season finale was down from the second season’s 4.42 million viewers. Those numbers might explain the cancellation, but according to deadline.com the show is still A&E’s highest performing scripted program. The cancellation did not go over well with me and I suspect other fans especially since they are being left hanging by the recent Season 3 finale, which ended with a cliffhanger, the sound of a fired shotgun.
Walt Longmire, played by Robert Taylor an Australian actor was really what drew the viewer into the story. Taylor’s portrayal impressed viewers with Sheriff Walt Longmire, who polices the Big Sky sprawl of Absaroka County, Wyo., with a devotion that’s steadfast, laconic and sadder-but-wiser (he mourns the recent death of his wife). In an interview Taylor explains his portrayal. “He is a man with all of his feelings bottled up, rangy and grizzled at an age where he can still whip most opponents in a fight, but knows to spare himself that kind of strain whenever he can. With young people, it’s how brassy and flashy can you be,” says Taylor. “But you get a bit older, it’s about how restrained can you be. You have to feel it all, think it all, but you don’t have to play it – it’s just gotta be there, and if the story’s good and the script’s good, people will see it.”( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/23/robert-taylor-longmire-unknown-actor_n_3326937.html)
Robert Taylor was surrounded by a supporting cast of good actors. The show also starred Katee Sackhoff, Cassidy Freeman, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase and Adam Bartley. For another interview go here. (http://collider.com/robert-taylor-longmire-interview/).
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