'Longmire' season 5 renewal not confirmed by Netflix yet; showrunners want it to last for 10 seasons


Fans of the crime drama television series “Longmire” that airs on Netflix might have to wait a little longer for the fifth season as no announcements have been made yet for its renewal.

According to Carter Matt, the delay on the announcement could be because the video streaming service is still unsure of the success or profitability of the show. The report also pointed out that Netflix uses a variety of ways to find out if the show will be renewed, like how many people are watching it and the number of new subscriptions because of it.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Yahoo! TV back in September before the fourth season was released, executive producers Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny said that they did their best to bring the show back for the fans.

“This comeback was a case of blood, sweat and tears,” he said. “Blood was pumping through us to bring it back, we sweated to get it done and tears were shed in the [Netflix] pitch meeting. That was about the emotion and love of the show; we knew it was carrying a lot of people with it.”

Coveny added that they want to run “Longmire” for 10 seasons or so, saying, “When we pitched the series to Netflix, they talked about how long we want to keep the show going. Realistically, we have Seasons 8, 9 and 10 in our heads; it’s a rich world and we’re really just beginning to scratch the surface of it.”

Rated at 8.5 out of 10 on IGN and 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, all 10 episodes of the fourth season of “Longmire” are available on Netflix. It stars Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman, and Adam Bartley.