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A&E 'Longmire' ready to ride into third TV season at Santa Fe in 2014

Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear
Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear
A&E Television

The popular A&E cable TV show, “Longmire” is going to begin its' third TV season this coming Spring of 2014. The show has a brand new plus revamped official web-page. The modern day western had garnered record TV ratings of any scripted program in the network's history. It aired on Monday evenings at 10/9 p.m. Repeat episodes had also run on the network.

Several of the "Longmire" cast members got together recently (2014). Their photos are on the official Facebook page.

Longmire” stars Robert Taylor (Walt Longmire), Lou Diamond Phillips (Henry Standing Bear), Katee Sackhoff (Vic Moretti), Bailey Chase (Branch Connally), Adam Bartley (The Ferg) & Cassidy Freeman (Cady Longmire).

The TV show is based on the mystery novels written by noted author Craig Johnson. It is set in Absaroka county, Wyoming near an Indian reservation. The show is however filmed in the state of New Mexico. It had employed in the last TV season, 100 local crew members & had cast 250 background extras that included Native Americans.

The finale of the second TV season (2013) had fans glued to their television screens as Branch Connolly was shot while investigating the hit & run accident of Cady Longmire. He had no proof, but suspected tribal leader Jacob Nighthorse for paying a native male to run Cady down. Vic Moretti went on suspension because of her past which finally caught up with her. Henry Standing Bear was arrested in connection with the murder of the man who killed Walt's wife in Denver.

The complete first & second TV seasons of "Longmire" can be bought on BluRay & DVD at the “Amazon” website.

According to the official press release coming from the “New Mexico Film Office” (NMFO). The third TV season will be filmed in & around Santa Fe, N.M. - “Garson Studios at 'Santa Fe University of Art and Design' is thrilled to be the home of the 'Longmire' production for the third season,” said Larry Hinz, President of Santa Fe University of Art and Design. “In addition to creating much needed jobs for the community and state of New Mexico, 'Longmire' is also a key partner of the university by providing internships and professional experiences for our students.”

TV producer, Chris Donahue says, “The cinematic landscapes and wide open spaces of New Mexico have become characters in the stories our writers create. We are truly excited to be returning for season three. The production community and the support of so many people throughout New Mexico make it possible to tell amazing stories.”