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Longmire will soon come to an end. The sixth and final season is set to debut next week, closing out a journey that took the characters from a weekly show on A&E to a totally binge-worthy series on Netflix. Only ten episodes are left, but all signs point to each episode being a doozy for fans. Katee Sackhoff, who has played Vic since way back in Season 1, recently spoke with CinemaBlend about her various exciting TV projects. When asked what fans should look forward to in Longmire Season 6, she had this to say:
Because we knew this was our last season, it sort of provided actors with this beautiful ability to do what you always want to do and you don't always get the opportunity to, which is sort of leave it all on the floor. You get that in a film because you know what the end is when you sign up, and for us it was sort of every year we got picked up, we were like 'Okay, I guess we'll do another one.' But you never really knew if it was gonna be the end. This is Vic's sort of swan song, if you will. And that's not a spoiler. Everything that she had in her this entire six years is gonna come out in the last five episodes, so it was a fun thing for me to do, because it sort of felt like six years of this pent up energy.
When the news of Longmire's impending end broke, many fans were understandably somewhat bummed. At the same time, at least one more season was in the works. As Katee Sackhoff says, having one full season with the knowledge that it is the last means great things for a series. Longmire will be able to use that knowledge of the end to bring the characters' journeys to a satisfying end. There's no risk of the show being cancelled after closing a season on a cliffhanger that was intended to be resolved at the beginning of the next season. That's not to say there absolutely won't be a cliffhanger in Season 6, but the show clearly had the time to build to however the finale plays out.
Longmire has had a pretty unexpected ride over the years. A&E decided to cancel the series after the conclusion of its third season back in 2014, but that didn't mean the end of the show. Instead, it was shopped around to other outlets, and Netflix picked it up for Season 4. The show was evidently enough of a hit for the streaming service -- which does not release viewing data -- to order Season 5 and ultimately Season 6 to close out the saga. While the Season 6 trailer doesn't give much away when it comes to plot details, it's more than enough to indicate that we're in for an exciting and emotional final batch of episodes. There are still a lot of questions about Vic and her plans that need to be answered.
Fortunately we don't have to wait too much longer to see how Longmire concludes its six-year run. Season 6 will premiere on Friday, November 17 at 12:01 a.m. PT on Netflix. If you haven't seen the trailer yet, be sure to check it out and tune in to see Katee Sackhoff's swan song as Vic, as well as how all the other characters end their stories on Longmire. For your other streaming options once you've finished Longmire, take a look at our 2017 Netflix guide. If you need to know all the other shows that are coming to an end in 2017, swing by our breakdown of all the TV cancellations this year.