The Integrity of the American Cowboy: A&E’s Drama Longwire

There’s a new sheriff in town.


For fans of the wild west, there’s always a shortage of good western fare on television. That’s about to change: Look out for A&E’s new drama Longmire.

Here’s a synopsis from A&E:

Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man in psychic repair who buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife’s death and at the urging of his daughter, Cady (Cassidy Freeman), Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic (Katee Sackhoff), a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election. When Branch (Bailey Chase), an ambitious, young deputy decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Worn, but not worn out, Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional lives, one step, and one mystery, at a time.

The series is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery Novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson, and stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (The Matrix) as Walt Longmire. Will the show capture the spirit of the west? Executive producer Greer Shephard says:

The integrity and moral steadfastness of Walt Longmire are tent-poles of the classic American cowboy.

The premiere season will feature ten one-hour episodes and is set to air Sunday, June 3 at 10 PM ET/PT.

For more information, visit the official Facebook page for Longmire.