LongmireSeason 6 will be the swan song of the much-favorite modern Western crime drama, but it looks like its story will continue on different platforms. As there are swirling rumors that the television show will be adapted into a movie, Craig Johnson is about to release a new installment to Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series. Titled “The Western Star,” it will be up for sale starting on Sept. 5 continuing the tale of the favorite law officer.

A new book installment

According to the Sheridan Press, Craig Johnson will be having a 21-date book-signing in 12 states beginning on Sept.


One of the bookstores the 56-year-old author is going to visit is at Tattered Cover of Denver. Aside from that, Penguin House is also about to release a paperback edition of “An Obvious Fact” on the same date.

Last Aug. 7, Craig Johnson was featured on Publisher’s Weekly. And here, he revealed the television’s influence in selling his novels. The novelist revealed that he already had written seven “Longmire” books when Hollywood found him. “I’ll be writing them long after the cinematic version is in syndication,” he told the magazine.

His tale also tells a number of “funny and enlightening” stories. As he is known as a best-selling author, the television adaptation of his books is more famous than the novel itself.

Sadly, “Longmire” Season 6 is about to come to an end, but its official release date remains unknown.

The long-awaited release date

“Longmire” Season 6 is expected to be released in September on Netflix. But as the streaming service revealed its schedule, unfortunately, the television show is not part of the list.

Carter Matt reported that as the release of the previous season’s DVD copy will be next month, and it is expected that it will be followed by the drop of the web drama series’ entire ten episodes.

Compared to its two previous installments, which are both revealed in September, the new installment is expected to come out late. So, fans are still waiting for Netflix’s official announcement.

The possibility of a movie adaptation

Aside from the book, fans are now expecting to see “Longmire” on the big screen. Robert Taylor, who plays the lead role, Walt Longmire, even hinted that the series’ movie adaptation is possible.

In fact, on his Facebook page, the 53-year-old star mentioned the making of the television show’s film version. “Here's to ‘Longmire’ movies," he captioned his snap while thanking his costume designer named Daniela Moore Stevens.

Craig Johnson himself also shared an edited snap of the Buffalo Drive-In’s sign with the phrase, “'Longmire' the Movie starring Robert Taylor." Robert Taylor reposted the picture and said that it sounds good to him.