There are a lot of reasons to love what Netflix does, the company gave customers one more announcing that it would be releasing Longmire Season 4 in September. The popular A&E series was inexplicably canceled last summer much to the chagrin of it loyal fanbase.
Despite Longmire being A&E’s most-watched series attracting an average of 5.6M viewers in Season 3, apparently the show wasn’t popular with advertisers. That is never an issue for subscription-based Netflix.
Netflix looked at this as an opportunity, as they often do and scooped up the leftovers. The series is scheduled to stream beginning on September 10 and will pick up right where it left off last year.
Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), the sheriff of Absaroka County, WY, learning who killed his wife and setting out to avenge her death. In addition, Branch Connally (Bailey Chase), the deputy who Walt fired for being a loose cannon, has his own theories.
The uprising of support has started with actors and fans.
“When I heard the news that they were cancelled, I couldn’t believe anybody could be that stupid!” blurted out actor Gerald McRaney, who plays Barlow Connally, “but when I heard Netflix was picking it up, that made sense.”
With 65 million subscribers, and counting, Netflix has moved from a small-time DVD mailer to a video nexus of unrivaled proportions in just eight short years. This is why. Netflix takes advantage of niche followings to deliver consistent programming at an affordable price. They did the same thing with the crime thriller “The Killing”
While Netflix doesn’t match the big four in content spending maybe they don’t haver to. The company’s current budget of around $2 billion per year is more than Starz, Showtime, and HBO.
Netflix has perfected the art of streaming, and though copycats are sure to follow, Netflix will be the industry leader for the foreseeable future.