Dark Winds is officially returning for season 3. AMC announced the renewal today. In a press release, Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks thanked the fans for embracing the series.
“We started this journey with very high hopes for this series, given the remarkable source material and extraordinary creative team behind it, and it has delivered on every level,” said McDermott. “From the beloved novels, to an incredibly collaborative producing team that includes Robert Redford, George R. R. Martin, showrunner John Wirth and star Zahn McClarnon, to the entire cast and crew, there is so much storytelling yet to come in this universe. Thanks to the fans for embracing this series and the critics for celebrating and shining a light on it.”
Dark Winds is based on the Leaphorn & Chee book series by Tony Hillerman. McClarnon stars as Joe Leaphorn with Kiowa Gordon as Jim Chee. Jessica Matten, Deanna Allison, and Elva Guerra also star. The series focuses on the cases that Leaphorn and Chee investigate that take place on the reservation. The show also brings to light issues that Indigenous people faced in the 1970’s, in particular, the sterilization of Indigenous women.
AMC recently aired season two and added the series to Warner Bros. Max streaming service this past month. Season one drew 2.2 million viewers and season 2 drew 1.7 mllion viewers. The series was created by Graham Roland with Wirth serving as showrunner. Roland, Wirth, McClarnon, executive produce with Redford, Martin, Anne Hillerman, Chris Eyre, Vince Gerardis and Tina Elmo. According to Deadline, 90 percent of the cast and crew are Indigenous.
AMC plans to air Dark Winds season three in 2025. You can stream season 1 and 2 on AMC+ and Max through October 31.
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