'Longmire' season 5 production almost done; Will it be the show's last chapter?

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Ongoing production for the fifth season of “Longmire” is said to be entering its home stretch. Once finished, rumor has it that it will also be the last installment of the show.

Netflix has yet to announce any official news with regard to the American western drama but speculations are rife that season 5 may very well be the final installment. CarterMatt however points out that should that be the case, the streaming platform should have already rolled out an extensive marketing campaign which will draw more interest in “Longmire’s” comeback. On top of that, the new home of the show definitely sees potential in the series. Earlier this year, during the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos expressed his appreciation for the program. He said that it has broadened their audience demographics and solidified their show lineup. Netflix saw the show as an in to tap into the older audience which was the bulk of the percentage of “Longmire” fans.

Speaking of comebacks, the series is tapped to make its small screen return sometime this fall. Although, even this has not yet been confirmed by Netflix. On the other hand, if one is to look at the show’s usual seasonal airing, a supposed September season 5 debut may be very possible. Given this, Netflix may opt to finally drop a teaser or two of “Longmire” during the remaining summer months more likely towards the end of it.

It can be remembered that it has not exactly been smooth sailing for “Longmire” as it has experienced its own share of uncertainties. It was suddenly dropped by its original network A&E just after season 3 ended. However, loyalists did not lose hope as they relentlessly campaigned the show to be picked up by another network until it ended up on Netflix. From there, it found a new life line with season 4 said to be very pleasant, ratings-wise.

There is a whole lot of story that fans can look forward to when “Longmire” season 5 makes its full drop. This includes the unknown perpetrator who crashed through Walt’s (Robert Taylor) house just when things were getting a little bit more intimate with him and Dr. Donna Monaghan (Ally Walker).