Trailer For A&E's Longmire Introduces The Badass Sheriff

A&E gave the greenlight to Longmire last August, but if you weren't already a fan of the source material -- Craig Johnson's novels about Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire -- it probably didn't register on your radar. The casting of Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff as Longmire's deputy sounded intriguing, but it remained to be seen if the network could actually create a series that would justify staying on A&E longer than it takes to flip to the next channel. Now a first trailer for Longmire has arrived online, and it looks...promising.

The entire trailer -- the tone, the look, the music -- echoes FX's Justified, and that's definitely not a bad thing. While Longmire will still have to prove itself, Justified has proved that this sort of "Western in modern clothing" show can work brilliantly well. Robert Taylor seems appropriately crusty and hard-bitten in the title role, and the scenery looks to be gorgeous. Katee Sackhoff doesn't put in much more than a cameo in the trailer, but that's just as well. Longmire himself is the central character, so it's only fair that he get the spotlight in this first introduction.

Longmire premieres Sunday, June 3rd at 10/9c on A&E. Ugh, it had to be Sunday, didn't it? Like that night isn't enough of a DVR traffic jam already.