On the suspicious side, I’m hoping for a turn toward this becoming nothing but a major publicity stunt. Stunt or not, it’s time for a public outcry that the show come back in some way, shape or form. You can’t just let the series die a lonely, back country death.
As for the possible hit to New Mexico television production, take heart in knowing that television productions are alive & well in the state. In addition to the CW series, The Messengers, WGN’s Manhattan and the return of NBC’s, The Night Shift, James McGill is hard at work in the #BreakingBad prequel, Better Call Saul. And at least one (television series pilot) is rumored to be gearing up to shoot right here in the Q, while the relocated production of USA Network’s, Dig is set to begin filming within weeks.
B.T.dubs, this is not the first kink Longmire the series has encountered…it wasn’t an easy row to hoe to get to production rolling in the first place, as its home setting, Wyoming, proved to be less film friendly than New Mexico. So, here’s to finding a more Longmire friendly network for the beloved NM series.
Hot on the heels of high and wide reports, replete with gloomy foreshadowing about the fate of A&E’s hit series, Longmire, word from the tipy-top comes down today declaring that a third season of the show “is a GO!”
So says Executive Producer John Conveny via Twitter – lending a sigh of relief to all those who work on and live for the love of the show!
After the second season closed out, drawing a record 4.4 million viewers, holding the show’s position as A&E’s most watched series, there were extraneous factors leading to rampant and rapid speculation that the plug may be pulled on everyone’s favorite Sheriff and his posse.
Whether the final decision came down at the behest of the rabid fans who took to social media in multiple campaigns calling for the show’s renewal or if the newly restructured network and the show’s studio just needed to come together to hammer out details, Longmire nation can breathe easy about its return for at least a third time in the saddle!
Robert Baxter is currently holding an online casting call for Native American “Background” talent for several scenes shooting Friday June 21st, Monday June 24th, Tuesday June 25th and Wednesday June 26th (2013).
UPDATE 7/2/2013: Breaking Bad creator, Vince Gillagan says Saul Goodman Spinoff Moving ‘Full Speed Ahead’ -The Wrap TV
As the world anxiously awaits the final eight episodes of the “best show on television”, Breaking Bad fans are equally curious for the verdict on what comes next for cast & crew.
Even before we learn the fate of Walter White & Co. Br Ba devotees look forward to the most likely spin-off in which the best, slimiest, lawless lawyer around, Saul Goodman will once again ease all with, “Better Call Saul”.
Best news for New Mexico is that if a deal is indeed inked for the series, the most likely place for the Saul Goodman led series to take place would be original series home, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Home to the AMC series, Albuquerque Studios (The Avengers, The Lone Ranger) is well seasoned and at the ready for the return of all things Saul.
Last fall NBC shot the gritty drama pilot “After Hours” across the interstate, as a prospect for last season’s television schedule. After not making the first cut, then being volleyed back and forth from the pick-up list to the tentative list, an off-cycle short order has been placed for at least four episodes of the show.
And as we’ve previously reported, up north some very special goings-on are going on around the return of the A&E hit series, Longmire and the highly anticipated Seth MacFarlane adaptation of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey for Fox television.
*Reminder* Baxter is also looking for 10 Cowgirls 30-50 yrs old and have cowgirl attire for the cattle auction scene also 10 kids – 18 yrs old that look younger male and female for Tuesday April 30.
UPDATE From Robert Baxter Casting 4/24/2013:
We are looking for clean cut, clean shaved Cowboys to be in a Cattle Auction scene with the attire of well Dressed Cattle Buyers. We are also looking for trucks with over cab campers, and several 18 to look younger teens for a scene shooting on Tuesday April 30th. If interested please send a recent picture and phone number to email@example.com.
Location: Santa Fe Area
Compensation: $10.71 per hr.
Image via KRQE
New Mexico Casting Director Robert Baxter is looking for several 35 to 50 year old, Cattle Rancher types to play the Role of cattle sellers. Also Several 35 to 50 year old Business type Cowboys to play the role of cattle buyers. All cast for these parts will have to bring the proper clothing for these background scenes, such as “nice Boots, nice Cowboy Hats, nice starched pressed shirts, nice Pants Creased jeans etc., to appear as Ranchers/sellers and Wealthy cattle buyers.” Those interested who fit these specifications and have proper attire must be available and commit to working all day Thursday April 25th 2013.
“The biggest casting session the state has ever seen is going down TOMORROW, February 22, 2013 in Santa Fe (11am-4pm)!
What started out as an open call for six current and future film and television productions has grown to NINE upcoming projects!
Including FOUR Westerns in Santa Fe, an untitled sci-fi, fantasy in Albuquerque, TWO road movies in Rio Rancho and Las Cruces, a gritty thriller set for Deming and Albuquerque AND two TV shows!!!”
Rumor has it that at least 4 and up to 7 movies and TV productions will be casting at this one-stop-shop style call at New Mexico Film & Media Day 2013. Mark your calendars and keep watch right here…
What we know so far:
Casting directors, film personnel and industry workers and students will be on hand for the all day multi-media event at the state capitol building in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 22, 2013.
Two more productions that this film fan hadn’t even heard of yet called The Signal and Runaway are also anticipated to be represented.
No specifics are available at this time (believe me, I’ve been hunting for them), but standard audition and casting call protocol should be followed.
STAY TUNED RIGHT HERE FOR MORE – UP TO THE MINUTE INFORMATION!!!
While you wait, get on the horn, fire-up your keypad, and/or make the trek up to the roundhouse to respectfully speak to YOUR state representatives. The time is NOW to engage in meaningful dialogue in support of the New Mexico Film Industry – learn more here.
Yesterday – These pics of the now wrapped NMFilm “Lone Survivor” have bucked Johnny Depp and “The Lone Ranger” from the single most viewed post in this site’s history. The film’s star Mark Wahlberg is all aces with us for back-to-back NMFilm duty with only kind word and deed to all locals he encountered, including AZUMA sushi owners who say Wahlberg told them his favorite Sunday activities in NM are church and Azuma dining!
Check out all our “Lone Survivor” coverage here. Stars Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana, Hunger Games guy Taylor Kitsch and NM’s Own Jerry Angelo are super HOT on the web right now!
Today – Cameras are rolling in the Q on a high stakes NBC television script. The dramatic series pilot, “After Hours” is currently filming and employing even more of New Mexico’s finest! We need this series pick-up as our beloved “Breaking Bad” preps to wrap the final eight episodes of the epic Albuquerque based AMC series.
Mañana’ish – The indie film “Frontera”, is getting set to wrap. The film, starring the lovely Eva Longoria and NMFilm vet Ed Harris has generated a nice bit of buzz with the locals who have caught a glimpse of cast and crew in some rural New Mexico locations.
Along with the aforementioned series finale of “Breaking Bad”, the sure to be glorious season two of the A&E hit series, “Longmire” is getting set to roll this spring…
Deadline Hollywood broke the exciting news yesterday that the number one new show on cable television has been renewed for a second season.
Not the least of the breakthrough performances from the stars of the show, is New Mexico’s lead role standing-in for Wyoming, and this NM bloggette can confirm exclusively that Longmire WILL return to its New Mexico roots to shoot its sophomore season in the Spring of 2013.
I can also report that the series is set to wrap first full season production in Santa Fe this weekend.
UPDATE 6/20/12: Robert Baxter is CASTING 18 – 20 YEAR OLDS TO BE IN A SCHOOL SCENE FRIDAY JUNE 22ND IF INTERESTED AND YOU FIT THE DESCRIPTION PLEASE SEND A PICTURE AND PHONE NUMBER TO firstname.lastname@example.org
The hottest NM topic around the globe is the new hit series, soon to be phenomenon, that is the New Mexico production of A&E’s Longmire!
Here, local Ryan Begay (far right) is on set with series stars Lou Diamond Phillips and “Walt Longmire” himself! The show is just days away from calling Season one, a great-big successful WRAP!
As web searches abound regarding the series, here’s a local bit of trivia for the masses from NM Film pro Stuart Goswick:
The Longmire pilot filmed in part at the Madrid Mineshaft Tavern and Santa Fe Studio sets were built based on the local hot spot and inspired destination “watering hole”.
Once the season wraps and we all go into Longmire withdrawal, come on down to New Mexico to contempo-cowboy up just like Walt & co.!
Not since Breaking Bad MADNESS first broke wide open, has our traffic meter hit the kind of highs it’s hitting with the quick success of the A&E series Longmire.
Since its “distinctive premiere”, the quickly green-lit, highly anticipated, contemporary western drama set in WYO is exploding in our search terms, “where is Longmire filmed?”, “Stars of Longmire”, and “Longmire Television Series”.
Goooooooooooooal New Mexico! After the sad goodbye to In Plain Sight earlier this year and the absolutely heart wrenching, impending farewell to our beloved Breaking Bad, Longmire is a bright light in #NMFilm futures sights!
To feed you more awesome, upon awesome in touting New Mexico Film, all reports coming in here say that the CBS series pick-up of the Dennis Quaid 60s era drama will return to New Mexico to shoot! Here’s hoping those (multiple) rumors are TRUE!
In any case we can confirm, proof positive that once again…the WORLD is watching New Mexico Film!
HI BOYS AND GIRLS WE ARE LOOKING FOR SEVERAL MALES AND FEMALES 18-30 TO BE FEATURED IN A METH HOUSE SCENE TO BE SHOT MONDAY JUNE 18TH. THEY ARE ASKING FOR WILD LOOKING TATTOOED YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN TO PLAY METH HEADS. IF YOU KNOW ANYBODY OR IF YOU FIT THIS DISCRIPTION PLEASE SEND ME A PHOTO AND A PHONE NUMBER TO: email@example.com
WE ALSO NEED A FEW BIKER BABES TO WORK ON THURSDAY JUNE 14TH 30-35 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LADIES I CAN FIND SEND PIC AND PHONE # TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
ROBERT BAXTER CASTING IS DOING AN ONLINE CASTING CALL AND UPDATING OUR DATABASE.
WE ARE IN NEED OF HUNDREDS OF EXTRAS ALL AGES AND ETHNICITIES. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING AN EXTRA ON LONGMIRE WITH LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS, KATEE SACKHOFF, A MARTINEZ AND ROBERT TAYLOR ON THE A&E TELEVISION SERIES “LONGMIRE”, PLEASE SEND A RECENT PHOTOGRAPH AND TELEPHONE NUMBER TO:
New Mexico stands-in for WYO in this highly anticipated drama series, starring the incomparable Robert Taylor as title character/badass Western Sheriff, Walt Longmire.
The series, as we’ve long been following for you here(click & scroll) shoots in Santa Fe and surrounding areas.
Via Press Release:
A&E Network will premiere the new original scripted drama series, “Longmire” on Sunday, June 3 at 10 PM ET/PT immediately following the third season premiere of the returning hit drama “The Glades” at 9 PM ET/PT.
“Longmire,” a contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (The Matrix) as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming,along with Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica”), Lou Diamond Phillips (“Numb3rs”), Bailey Chase (“Damages”), Cassidy Freeman (“Smallville”) and newcomer Adam Bartley. The premiere season will feature ten one-hour episodes.
Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man in psychic repair who buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife’s death and at the urging of his daughter, Cady (Freeman), Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic (Sackhoff), a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election. When Branch (Chase), an ambitious, young deputy decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Worn, but not worn out, Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear (Phillips) for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional lives, one step at a time.
UPDATE 4/29/12: Longmire will premiere Sunday, June 3 on A&E.
Robert Baxter is casting Background Extras for the A&E television series, Longmire.
“…we are in need of a group of BG artists to be in a Night Club Scene in Santa Fe in about 2 weeks. First off this is A&E there is no nudity. We need very Beautiful Waitresses and bartenders and 40 or 50 Rough looking patrons between 30 yo 50 y/o.” -Robert Baxter
Robert Baxter is currently holding an online CASTING CALL for season one of the A&E TV Series “LONGMIRE“, currently in production in Santa Fe, NM.
To be considered for extra/backround work on this project please send a recent picture or your headshot, resume and contact information to: email@example.com
From A&E Television Network:
Based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson, “Longmire” stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (The Matrix) as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. “Longmire” also stars Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Gallactica”), Lou Diamond Phillips (“Numb3rs”), Bailey Chase (“Damages”), Cassidy Freeman (“Smallville”) and newcomer Adam Bartley.
Widowed only a year, Longmire is man in psychic repair that buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife’s death and at the urging of his daughter, Cady (Freeman), Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic (Sackhoff), a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election. When Branch (Chase), an ambitious, young deputy decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear (Diamond Phillips) for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional life, one step at a time.
“Longmire” is produced by Warner Horizon Television. Hunt Baldwin (“The Closer,” “Trust Me”) and John Coveny (“The Closer,” “Trust Me”) wrote the project and serve as executive producers along with Greer Shephard (“The Closer,” “Nip/Tuck”) and Michael M. Robin (“The Closer,” “Nip/Tuck”). Christopher Chulack (“Southland,” “ER”) served as director and executive producer of the pilot. – A&E
The series pilot filmed right here in New Mexico this time last year. Longmire is slated to premiere on A&E this summer!