It has been more than a week now since some pitches were first heard about a “Longmire” season 4, and it may be fair to start asking right now when there will be more information out there.
Unfortunately, these are matters that take time. Even for the most commercially-successful shows, Hollywood and the TV industry are not the sort of world where you hear a pitch, greenlight it on the spot, and then go immediately into production. You have multiple people to consult, from executives to accountants, and you have to also consider the creative. Is this a show you want, and is it a show that fits with everything else that you are doing? We feel like the answers to these questions should be “yes” for “Longmire,” a show that a service like Netflix could pick up without even thinking about the age of its average viewer. The pure size of the audience alone should be enticing, especially in this digital age. Many of these people are far more likely to pay $9 a month to stream content than a kid out of college with student loans.
As for a few other assorted odds and ends…
1. There will be another Twitter stampede on Wednesday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (5:00 Pacific). The hashtag of choice is #LongLiveLongmire. The purpose of these is to further show that the fan base is not giving up until there is some great news to report.
2. The photo below is from cast member Bailey Chase (Branch), and serves as a nice reminder that the cast all wants to continue making new episodes, as well. You don’t always see that when you have a show in this position, so we’re happy to see it is the case here.