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Robert Taylor returns as the Wyoming lawman November 17 on Netflix.

For better or worse, the long wait is over: Netflix finally has announced Nov. 17 as the premiere date for the sixth and final season of Longmire, the contemporary western drama based on the novels by Craig Johnson.

The 10-episode season reportedly will serve as a fond farewell to Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), the veteran sheriff of Wyoming’s fictitious Absaroka County; Victoria “Vic” Moretti (Katee Sackhoff), his reliable deputy; and Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips), Walt’s closest friend.

(“Reportedly,” we stipulate, because rumors about possible stand-alone Longmire movies continue to circulate.)

Longtime fans of the series will be especially eager for Season 6 to start, if only to learn the resolution of the shocking Season 5 cliffhanger: The scarred and sinister Malachi (Graham Greene) captured Henry, took him out to a remote corner of the desert, and, with ample help from similarly evil minions, pinned him to ground — and left him to die under the merciless sun.

Here is a look at the official Netflix trailer for Season 6 of Longmire.