Netflix is reportedly in negotiations to revive a drama series that was recently canceled despite being a fan favorite. Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com that “‘Longmire fans’ prayers may have been answered,” as Netflix is working on a deal to bring back the canceled A&E show for a fourth season.
A&E’s decision to cancel the show after three seasons “triggered one of the biggest outpourings of fan support, with reaction ranging from shock and disbelief to anger and a call to arms in a massive save-the-show campaign,” Andreeva writes.
The report notes: “Sources caution that negotiations between Netflix and ‘Longmire’ producer Warner Horizon have been tricky, and there is a chance that a final agreement may not be reached, though there is a will on both sides and insiders are hopeful. If a deal closes, Season 4 of ‘Longmire’ eyes a tentative March production start date.”
After the cancellation, Warner Horizon put together a pitch to sell the show to other outlets, with Amazon and Netflix identified as likely buyers. Because Netflix already has the rights to the previous seasons of “Longmire,” the streaming service has appeared all along to the the most logical home, the piece notes.