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Netflix Renews ‘Longmire’

Netflix says it will develop another season of former A&E drama series Longmire.

The OTT service, which ordered season four of the modern Western series, starring Robert Taylor (pictured), after A&E canceled it in 2014 due to rising costs and an older-skewing audience, announced the fifth season pickup Friday via social media.

Netflix launched Longmire’s 10-episode fourth season on Sept. 10.

“We’ve never been one to back down from a fight. Longmire will return to Netflix for Season 5,” read a Facebook post for the series (currently displaying 24,000-plus likes).

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