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Netflix renews ‘Longmire,’ orders series with Selena Gomez

Online streaming giant Netflix has issued a season five renewal for its recently acquired drama Longmire. The crime drama, developed by John Coveny (The Closer, Trust Me) and Hunt Baldwin (The Closer, Trust Me) and based on the Walt Longmire Mysteries novel series by Craig Johnson, originally aired on A&E for its first three seasons before being cancelled in August of 2014. Netflix saved the series and brought it back for a ten episode fourth season, which debuted on September 10, 2015.

The fifth season will presumably air in 2016 and stars Robert Taylor (The Matrix, Focus), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Riddick), Golden Globe Award nominee Lou Diamond Phillips (Stand and Deliver, The Triangle), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville, Once Upon A Time) and Adam Bartley (NCIS: Los Angeles, Chuck).

Netflix has also issued a series order for a new drama starring Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place, Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds) titled Thirteen Reasons Why. The series, based on the 2007 young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher, follows a high school student (played by Gomez), who commits suicide and leaves thirteen cassette tapes addressed to different people explaining how they each caused her death. No release window has been announced for the series, nor has it been confirmed whether the series will be a miniseries or a potential ongoing programme, though the premise doesn’t seem to support the latter.

About Lawson Kiehne

Lawson Kiehne is an aspiring Australian writer who is fascinated by everything involving stories. In his spare time he enjoys reading, playing video games and watching films and television and hopes to one day be a published novelist.