“Longmire” Actors Well Received
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 5, 2017
For the 98th year, the Cody Stampede Celebration is a wrap.
Parades, rodeos, craft fairs and music with the common theme of the spirit of the American west have come to an end for another year. But one aspect of the celebration that made this year stand out was its grand marshals – author Craig Johnson, who created a series of books that became the hit television series “Longmire,” and the actors who play two of the lead characters – Adam Bartley is the likeable Deputy Ferg, and Robert Taylor portrays the title character, Walt Longmire.
Social media was buzzing with photos of the actors, who were more than willing to pose for pictures. Johnson’s wife, Judy, said that the actors were surrounded by fans wherever they went throughout the day.
The three signed autographs at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West for over two hours yesterday afternoon for fans, some of whom had been waiting in line since mid-morning. Center of the West Executive Director Bruce Eldredge says he counted over 200 people in line when the book signing began at 1 p.m., adding that he hasn’t ever seen this much interest in a book signing at the Center.
The television show, based on Johnson’s books about a small town sheriff in fictional Durant, Wyoming, debuted on the A&E channel in 2012 and moved to Netflix after a few seasons. Johnson based the series on the community of Buffalo, near his home in Ucross.
The series’ popularity launched an annual celebration in Buffalo, Longmire Days, which the actors attend each year. The sixth annual Longmire Days celebration kicks off this Friday.