Longmire is man in psychic repair that buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife's death and at the urging of his daughter, Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic, a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election.
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- On its premiere in June 2012, the series became A&E TV's most watched original series launch of all time with 4.1 million total viewers.
- Based on the "Walt Longmire" series of mystery novels written by Craig Johnson (XXXVIII).
- Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) carries a 1911, .45ACP Colt Government Model with custom stag grips for his duty sidearm. Unlike most who choose to carry the M1911, Walt chooses to carry in Condition 2 (mag inserted, round chambered, hammer down) This isn't necessarily bad production/directing. There was a time when this was the acceptable method of carry, although now, most M1911 users do not recommend for safety reasons, instead choosing Condition 1 (Mag inserted, round chambered, hammer cocked, safety on) which is the way the pistol is designed to be carried.
- Kyle Chandler turned down the lead role.
- The series is based on taking place in Wyoming, but it is filmed in and around Santa Fe, N.M.
- They also film in Espanola, New Mexico at one of the casinos.
- A&E cancelled the show after the third season. A few months later Netflix picked the show back up for its fourth season.
- The printed message is in Plattdeutsch (Low German), the spoken language of Old Order Amish and Mennonites. Sheriff Longmire spoke in first year level Hochdeutsch (High German), the standard German language taught in the Unites States and probably elsewhere. Without special training, students and former students of the latter would not be able to recognize and translate the printed message, except for the word "mich" (me).
- Cast member Lou Diamond Phillips (born 1962) and guest star C. Thomas Howell (born 1966) were teen movie heartthrobs in the 1980s. Phillips starred in La Bamba & Young Guns. Howell was in The Outsiders.
- Walt's Ford Bronco is a 1994-1996 model - it has an airbag and a different steering wheel than the non-airbag models.
- When they find the drugs, money and gun case in the motel room, Longmire quips "money and guns all we need is lawyers" Is a reference to the song "Lawyers, Guns, and Money" by Warren Zevon.
- The veterinarian's truck has a bumper sticker that says "Bronco riders do it in 8 seconds". The title of the episode is "8 Seconds".
- The prior warrant to search the motel room for Rosa had to be limited in time and scope. It did not extend carte blanch authority to the police power. It was proper, therefore, and good police work, to seek a second warrant with the specificity to search for poison and secure potential evidence that would not be excludable at trial.
- Heyoka is the Lakota word for the sacred clown; it is odd that an appropriate Cheyenne word for this type of person was not used.
- Gregory Cruz co-starred with Baily Chase in Saving Grace.