A&E's 'Longmire' grounds 'Battlestar Galactica's' Katee Sackhoff


One wouldn't think that the least populated county in the nation's least populated state would be fertile ground for a weekly crime drama. But "Longmire," A&E Network's engrossing new ode to frontier justice, uses its sparse setting to great effect while not skimping out on the whodunits.Based on Craig Johnson's popular Walt Longmire mystery novels, "Longmire," premiering Sunday, June 3, finds the titular sheriff of Wyoming's Absaroka County in a truly dark place. He's still grieving the loss of his wife and has pretty much checked out emotionally, not really being present for his job and largely avoiding his grown daughter, Cady (Cassidy Freeman). He goes through the motions, despite the efforts of longtime friend Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) to break him out of his funk. The situation is not helped when Walt learns one of his deputies -- the fabulously named Branch Connally (Bailey Chase) -- is planning to run against him...



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