The plot of the Netflix TV series "Longmire" centers on the life of dedicated Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire as he struggles to return to work after his wife's death. The series follows the sheriff's challenges as he investigates major crimes in his county while campaigning for re-election against one of his own deputies.
"Longmire" premiered on June 3, 2012 on the A&E network. The crime drama was developed by John Coveny and Hunt Baldwin. It is based on the "Walt Longmire Mystery Series" written by best-selling author Craig Johnson. In 2014, A&E cancelled the program after three successful seasons. Netflix picked up the show in November 2014 and renewed it for a fifth season in October 2015. The drama is based in the fictional "Absaroka County" in northern Wyoming, but is filmed in New Mexico. "Longmire" is known to have a large following among Native American viewers.
Actor Robert Taylor stars as Walt Longmire, and Cassidy Freeman plays his daughter, Cady Longmire. Lou Diamond Phillips stars as Henry Standing Bear, Walt's best friend and confidant. Other cast members include Katee Sackhoff, who plays sheriff deputy Victoria "Vic" Moretti, and Bailey Chase as Branch Connally, Cady's secret love interest and the deputy who challenges Longmire for his re-election.