‘Longmire’ Season 2 Officially Announced

A&E announced last week that their new freshman drama, Longmire, has been given a second season pick-up order. The series is the cabler’s highest rated show, earning 4.1 million viewers during its debut and maintaining a healthy average of 3.9 million viewers over its four-week run. Those numbers make ‘Longmire’ the most-watched scripted series of all time for the network.

The series follows Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor from ‘The Matrix’) as he returns to work following the death of his wife. He is helped by his daughter Cady (Cassidy Freeman from ‘Smallville’), his new deputy Victoria “Vic” Moretti (Katee Sackhoff from ‘Battlestar Galactica’), and his best friend Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips from ‘Stargate Universe’). He investigates major crimes in jurisdiction of Absaroka County, Wyoming while preparing to run for re-election against Branch Connally (Bailey Chase from ‘Saving Grace’), one of his deputies.

The next new episode of ‘Longmire’ will air on Sunday, July 8 on A&E at 10/9c. [Source: Deadline]