Netflix has decided to pick up a series that many were surprised got canceled in the first place.
“I’ve learned that Netflix, following several weeks of negotiations, has closed a deal for a 10-episode fourth season of the drama series ‘Longmire’ to premiere in 2015 in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand,” writes our good friend Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.
The story continues, “The news comes less than three months after ‘Longmire’s’ surprise cancellation by A&E after three seasons.”
Andreeva also notes, that “ ‘Longmire’ was A&E’s most-watched original scripted series, averaging 5.6 million viewers in Season 3, a slight dip from Season 2’s nearly 6 million average with a much weaker lead-in. Despite its large audience, A&E insiders argued that the show was not profitable because advertisers, who pay a premium to reach younger audiences, undervalue older-skewing shows like ‘Longmire.’ That’s not an issue for subscription-based services like Netflix.”
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