A&E Network has picked up a 10-episode third season of the acclaimed drama series, Longmire starring Robert Taylor, it was announced today by David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E.

In its second season, Longmire averaged 3.7 million total viewers with the season finale episode on August 26th, 2013 delivering a season high of 4.4 million total viewers. The show continues as A&E's number one original drama series of all time in total viewers.

Here's what David McKillop had to say about the series in a statement.

"Longmire has become one of the most compelling dramas on television with a devoted audience and we are so proud of the show. We are thrilled to continue our wonderful partnership with Warner Horizon Television, the production team, and the talented cast and crew led by the exceptional Robert Taylor."

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, Riddick), Lou Diamond Phillips (Stargate Universe), Bailey Chase (Damages), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville) and Adam Bartley (Justified).

Longmire is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Horizon Television. Greer Shephard (The Closer, Nip/Tuck), Michael M. Robin (The Closer, Nip/Tuck), Hunt Baldwin (The Closer, Trust Me) and John Coveny (The Closer, Trust Me) serve as executive producers.