A&E KICKS OFF SUMMER WITH THE RETURN OF HIT DRAMA SERIES "LONGMIRE"
THIRD SEASON OF GRIPPING CONTEMPORARY CRIME THRILLER FROM WARNER HORIZON TELEVISION PREMIERES MONDAY, JUNE 2 AT 10 PM ET/PT
New York, NY - April 24, 2014 - A&E Network's critically acclaimed hit series "Longmire" returns for a third season on Monday, June 2 at 10 PM ET/PT. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, along with Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase, Cassidy Freeman and Adam Bartley.
"Longmire" continues as the network's #1 original drama series of all time in total viewers with season two averaging 6 million, a record for any A&E drama season delivery (based on Live+7 viewing).
In season three of "Longmire," Walt finds himself reeling from a series of devastating traumas. His best friend, Henry Standing Bear (Phillips), is going to prison on murder charges. Deputy Branch Connally (Chase) has been shot by a mysterious "white warrior," and Vic Moretti (Sackhoff) is unsure if she has shaken a stalker from her past. Walt is forced to shoulder all of these burdens and try to find a way to set the world right again, but one person knows he can't do this alone - his daughter, Cady (Freeman). She will fight in court to try and clear Henry's name while Walt continues to unravel the dark, mysterious secrets of Absaroka County. The deeper Walt digs into all these mysteries, the closer he'll get to uncovering the real bloody hand behind his wife's murder.
In the season three premiere, Walt deals with the aftermath of Henry's arrest and Branch's shooting.The search for the shooter, however, is complicated by Branch's insistence that it was someone known to be already dead.
"Longmire," based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson, is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Horizon Television.Greer Shephard ("The Closer," "Nip/Tuck"), Michael M. Robin ("The Closer," "Nip/Tuck"), Hunt Baldwin ("The Closer," "Trust Me") and John Coveny ("The Closer," "Trust Me") serve as executive producers.
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