The drama, which screens in Australia on GEM, sees Taylor as Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County, returning to work following his wife’s death. It also stars Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase, Cassidy Freeman and Adam Bartley.
“Thanks to the 5 million plus weekly fans (live+7),” executive producer John Coveny wrote on Twitter.
“Young and older skewing alike! The call just came: SEASON 3 for #Longmire is a GO!”
However A&E and Warner BrosTV, which produces the series, had no comment but insiders have cautioned that the two sides have yet to finalise a deal (Deadline reports there has been speculation that such a deal could include A&E taking ownership in the show).
Longmire is A&E’s most watched drama with its second season finale pulling 4.4 million total viewers, 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 1.5 million adults 25-54.
Meanwhile another A&E drama The Glades, which also stars an Aussie in Matt Passmore, appears unlikely to go to a fifth season.