Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be putting smiles on the faces of the fans of outcast Sheriff Walt Longmire on Mar. 3 with the DVD release of Longmire: The Complete Third Season.
The brains over at A&E are batting at least 0-for-2 with the stellar programming decisions that they’ve made during the past year. First they picked a very public and very political fight with the cast of Duck Dynasty, their top-rated program. That was a PR disaster and got people to thinking why on earth is that particular show on A&E in the first place.
It’s the money of course … advertising. They ate crow and the Robertson clan flew even higher!
So with that little tantrum behind the management, they turned their glaze on another popular series, Longmire, the series that sprung from the pages of mystery writer Craig Johnson novels.
Starring Robert Taylor as the iconic lawman, who is joined by Lou Diamond Philips, Cassidy Freeman and Bailey Chase, the series maintained exceptionally strong cable rating and a very loyal audience. You would think that A&E would be all smiles, but they abruptly cancelled the series because the show’s audience didn’t “fit” a certain desired profile.
That bit of hubris has not only cost A&E a very popular series, but Netflix is now the one that is all smiles with the announcement that Longmire has a new home. Orange is the New Black, House of Cards and Longmire … do you see a trend here?
As to Longmire: The Complete Third Season, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be delivering all ten episodes as a double-disc DVD presentation. Bonus features include a newly prepared production featurette titled “The Ghost in the Storm.”