Netflix Crime Shows: Longmire
Release Year: 2012
Created by John Coveny, Hunt Baldwin
Starring Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman, Adam Bartley
Based on Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire Mysteries, the former A&E-turned-Netflix show follows Absaroka County, Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire (Taylor) who is grieving after the loss of his wife, less than a year after the series begins and despite his bravery and grit on the force, he’s dying on the inside.
His daughter Cady (Freeman) can tell her dad is despondent and encourages him to move forward with his life and focuses on re-election but there’s a secret Cady is hiding from her dad that could throw a wrench into his re-election efforts.
And, of course, there is the matter of finding the person behind the death of Walt’s wife and Cady’s mom. Did Walt murder the man responsible? Maybe it was his trusted friend Henry Standing Bear (Phillips) who got revenge? Flashback scenes in Season 1 reveal what went down and why Walt is the way that he is.
There are five seasons of Longmire available to stream on Netflix right now.