It’s no secret that we’ve been excited to see Craig Johnson’s contemporary Western series come to TV, and it finally kicks off this June. Here are early peeks at Australian actor Robert Taylor (remember him as an Agent in The Matrix?) on location in Santa Fe, New Mexico in his leading role as the sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. So far, we think it looks and sounds great! If you’re new to the series, here are cribbed notes on Longmire from A&E:
Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man in psychic repair who buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife’s death and at the urging of his daughter, Cady (Cassidy Freeman of Smallville), Longmire knows the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic Moretti (Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica), a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election. When Branch (Bailey Chase of Damages), an ambitious, young deputy decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips of Numb3rs) for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional life, one step at a time.
Check out the trailer!
Update: The previous source got yanked, so here’s the trailer as it’s airing in ads on the History Channel. The resolution’s not as swell, but you’ll get the gist.