AMC has renewed “Dark Winds” for a Season 2. AMC premiered the noir crime thriller on June 12th. Both the first and second seasons will include a total of six episodes. It is based on Tony Hillerman’s Leaphorn & Chee books. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn (Zahn McClarnon) of the Tribal Police is besieged by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes in 1971 in a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley.
In his quest to uncover the truth, he is forced to confront the scars left by the events of his past. He is accompanied on this trip by his new deputy, Jim Chee (Kiowa Gordon). From his childhood on the reserve, Chee, too, has a long list of unanswered questions. There’s also Jessica Matten and Deanna Allison and Rainn Wilson and Elva Guerra and Eugene Brave Rock and Noah Emmerich in this movie.
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The sitcom was created by Graham Roland and he acts as the series’ executive producer. In addition to acting, McClarnon also serves as executive producer. Robert Redford, George R.R. Martin, Annie Hillerman, Chris Eyre, Vince Calandra, Vince Gerardis, and Tina Elmo are also executive producers.
“This once-in-a-lifetime creative team and cast have delivered something truly special with ‘Dark Winds,’” stated Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “We can’t wait to share the rest of this thrill ride of a first season with the fans and follow Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee into a second season on AMC and AMC+ next year. Overwhelming gratitude to our entire production team and a special thanks to executive producers Robert Redford, George R.R. Martin, Chris Eyre, and of course Zahn McClarnon, who also leads the cast and brings humanity, authority, and the wisdom of richly lived experiences to everything he does.”
Nielsen Live+3 ratings for the series premiere on AMC showed that 2.2 million people tuned in to see it. There has been a long process of bringing the novels to the big screen, and this is the culmination of that journey. Hillerman’s works were first optioned by Redford more than three decades ago. Using the Camel Rock Studios facility at Tesuque Pueblo in New Mexico, 70 percent of “Dark Winds” was shot on tribal lands.
Another 30% of the show was filmed on tribal land at Cochiti Pueblo, also in New Mexico. For more such updates do follow us only on Lee Daily