Great news for fans of “Dark Winds”! AMC has officially renewed the hit series for a third season, following the successful conclusion of its second season. The show, which is based on the Leaphorn & Chee novels by Tony Hillerman, has quickly become a fan favorite and ranks among the top 10 cable dramas of the season.
The renewal comes as no surprise, considering the remarkable source material and the extraordinary creative team behind the show. With executive producers like Robert Redford and George R.R. Martin, as well as showrunner John Wirth and star Zahn McClarnon, there is no doubt that there is still plenty of captivating storytelling to come in this universe.
AMC is aiming for an early 2025 premiere date for season three, as the show’s writing and production will resume after the strikes by writers and actors come to an end. While the cable channel doesn’t release detailed streaming figures, the show’s performance on AMC+ has improved over the course of its first two seasons.
“Dark Winds” follows Navajo detectives Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, played by Zahn McClarnon and Kiowa Gordon, as they solve intriguing mysteries. The series has received praise from both fans and critics for its engaging storylines and authentic representation of Indigenous culture. In fact, more than 90 percent of the cast and crew for the second season are Indigenous.
The show has also attracted notable guest stars, including Jeri Ryan, Nicholas Logan, A Martinez, and Joseph Runningfox. With its diverse and talented cast, “Dark Winds” continues to captivate audiences with its compelling storytelling and richly developed characters.
The success of “Dark Winds” can be attributed to the creative genius of its creators. Graham Roland, known for his work on “Jack Ryan,” is the series’ creator, while John Wirth, who previously worked on “Hell on Wheels,” serves as the showrunner. Together, they have brought Tony Hillerman’s beloved novels to life in a way that has resonated with viewers.
In addition to its presence on AMC and AMC+, “Dark Winds” is currently streaming on Max as part of a special “programming pop-up” that showcases several AMC Networks series until October 31st. This gives fans even more opportunities to immerse themselves in the world of Leaphorn and Chee.
The renewal of “Dark Winds” is fantastic news for its dedicated fanbase. With an early 2025 premiere date in sight, viewers can look forward to more thrilling mysteries and intriguing character dynamics. The success of the show is a testament to its talented creators, cast, and crew, who have worked tirelessly to bring this captivating series to life.