A&E is prepping audiences for the June 2nd Season 3 premiere of Longmire with two consecutive Season 2 mini-marathons on its network. On Saturday, May 24th, A&E will show the first six episodes of Season 2, followed by the remaining seven episodes of last season on May 31st. Each mini-marathon will start at 10am (EST). Season 2 of Longmire will be available on Netflix on May 26th.

Longmire is a contemporary Western mystery series set in present-day Wyoming. The series is based on the novel series by Craig Johnson and stars Robert Taylor as Sheriff Walt Longmire, the lead law enforcement officer in the fictional Wyoming county of Absaroka. Actors Lou Diamond Phillips, Katee Sackhoff, Bailey Chase, Cassidy Freeman and Adam Bartley round out the strong core ensemble cast.

The series skillfully examines a number of contemporary issues – such as fracking and animal rights activism – in stand-alone episodes while maintaining larger character-based narrative threads that run thru the show as a whole. It is not an exaggeration to say that there is literally nothing like it on television at the moment.

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 Longmire is A&E’s highest debuting series of all-time – its premiere episode on June 3rd, 2012 was watched by over 4.1 million viewers. Its Season 2 finale on August 26th, 2013 was viewed by over 4.4 million.This is the trailer for Season 3:

Official information on the A&E seriescan be found at LongmireWesternsreboot has reviewed a number of episodes of the show – samples can be found at Longmire Riding Strong Cattle Rustling in the 21st Century.

(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)

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