Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the DVD release for the first season of the contemporary Western mystery series Longmire, which runs on A&E. Longmire: The Complete First Season will be available on May 28th and will coincide with the premiere of show’s second season.

Longmire premiered in 2012 and is based upon the novel series of the same name, which was created by Craig Johnson. The lead character, Walt Longmire (played by Robert Taylor in the TV series), is a widowed Wyoming sheriff in the fictional county of Absaroka. Lou Diamond Phillips plays Longmire’s best friend, a Cheyenne named Henry Standing Bear, and Katee Sackhoff is a transplanted Easterner who serves as, Vic, one of Longmire’s deputies.

Johnson, himself a former law enforcement officer, won the Western Writers of America “Spur Award” in 2009 for best Western short novel. In this interview, posted by Wyoming Tourism, Johnson discusses the evolution of Longmire from the printed page to television.

The 2-disc DVD release will include all 10 episodes of the first season, unaired scenes, a gallery of still photographs and a documentary about the making of the series entitled The Slow Burn: Shooting Longmire. The following clip was one of the promotional trailers for the show’s first season:

Further information about Longmire can be found at this A&E link: Longmire

(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)

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