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‘Longmire’ shooting final season in northern NM

It’s official.

The sixth and final season of Netflix’s “Longmire” will begin principal photography next week.

According to the New Mexico Film Office, production will take place through mid-June in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Valles Caldera, Pecos and other locations in northern New Mexico.

The series’ interior shots have been done at Garson Studios at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

“Season 6 of such an acclaimed TV show demonstrates the incredible vitality of the New Mexico television scene,” said Nick Maniatis, director of the state Film Office. “The return of ‘Longmire’ is a testament to New Mexico crews, actors and support services that have helped make the show great for so long.”

The series stars Robert Taylor as Sheriff Walt Longmire. It is set in Absaroka County, Wyo., and is based on the “Walt Longmire” mystery novels by Craig Johnson.

It also stars Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman and Adam Bartley.

According to Netflix, the final season will stream this fall.

The production will employ approximately 200 New Mexico crew members, 50 New Mexico principal actors and 1,000 New Mexico background talent workers.

“We’re very happy to have ‘Longmire’ back this year, as we have been for the past five seasons,” Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales said. “This has become an iconic series, with fans around the world, and we’re proud to have been a part of it.”

The series is directed by T.J. Scott and produced by Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny, Greer Shephard and Michael M. Robin.

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