Longmire (TV Series 2012– ) Poster

(2012– )


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.
A&E cancelled the show after the third season. A few months later Netflix picked the show back up for its fourth season.
Wyoming license plates have stacked numbers 1-23 on the far left that represent the 23 counties in the state. Wyoming residents can tell from what part of the state a vehicle is from, something that everyone in Wyoming knows. Great detail for directors to put 24 on the license plates of all the cars in the series as a made up county.
Based on the "Walt Longmire" series of mystery novels written by Craig Johnson.
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.
The series is based on taking place in Wyoming, but it is filmed in and around Santa Fe and Las Vegas, N.M. The sheriff's office is on the plaza in Las Vegas at 1811 Hot Springs Blvd., just across from the famous Plaza Hotel. Many scenes are also filmed in Pecos, N.M. and in the Pecos Wilderness north of the town of Pecos.
Carrying his sidearm the way he does, round chambered and the hammer down, makes a lot of sense for two reasons. From a theatrical standpoint you get the effect of his cocking the hammer. It also agrees better with his character who "sometimes likes to think before he talks (acts)" by making discharging his weapon a more deliberate act.
Lou Diamond Phillips "Henry" character rarely, if ever, uses contractions when speaking. This gives his speaking voice a very enunciated and clipped way of speaking.
Robert Taylor bases his performance of Walt Longmire largely on Indiana Jones and several of Clint Eastwood's Western personas.
Kyle Chandler turned down the lead role.
The scenes for Longmire's cabin are filmed in the Valles Caldera in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. The caldera is a 14 mile wide volcanic crater. It is now a national preserve. Several Westerns including The Missing and Lone Ranger have used this location.
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They also film in Espanola, New Mexico at one of the casinos.
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Robert Taylor played Agent Jones in The Matrix, quite a different role from Walt Longmire.
Walt Longmire wears a "Cinch" hat. You can see the inside lining during episode 1 of season 4.
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