A&E announced on Thursday that there will be no fourth season for western series Longmire, but that doesn’t mean the show is completely dead.
After three mostly successful seasons, the network has decided to pull the plug on the drama, starring Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“We would like to thank the phenomenal cast, crew and producers of Longmire, along with our partners at Warner Horizon, for their tireless work on three seasons of quality dramatic storytelling,” the network said in a statement. “We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved.”
The news comes as somewhat of a surprise, since the western is A&E’s most-watched original drama ever, Deadline notes, though the ratings did fall in its third season.
After averaging nearly 6 million viewers in Longmire‘s second season, the most recent struggled and fell to about 4.6 million viewers per episode. The third season finale also performed poorly, only averaging 3.7 million viewers and dipping 45 percent in the 18-49 demographic to a 0.6 rating.
Still, Longmire isn’t necessarily done as Warner Horizon is reportedly interested in keeping the show alive and has begun shopping the drama elsewhere.
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