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‘Dark Winds’ Earns Speedy Season 2 Renewal at AMC

Dark Winds will blow again at AMC. The basic cable network has handed out a speedy second-season renewal for the drama series starring Zahn McClarnon. The series, which debuted June 12, has a rare 100 percent rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Dark Winds will return next year for another six-episode season. “This once-in-a-lifetime creative […]

AMC’s ‘Dark Winds’: TV Review

Zahn McClarnon and Kiowa Gordon star as Tony Hillerman's Navajo police partners in this 1970s-set drama, directed by Chris Eyre and featuring Robert Redford and George R. R. Martin among producers.

This Week in TV: ‘Ms. Marvel,’ ‘Dark Winds,’ Tony Awards

The Marvel series rollout continues this week with the premiere of Ms. Marvel on Disney+. Also on tap for June 8-14 are a long-awaited adaptation of a crime novel series (Dark Winds), the annual celebration of Broadway’s best (the Tonys) and a reboot of Queer as Folk. And, on a more serious note, primetime hearings […]

From Casino to Studio: A Native American Tribe Bets Big on Hollywood

In 2018, the Tesuque Pueblo, a small Native American tribe based outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, was trying to decide what to do with their old casino. The tribe had built a new, updated gaming facility, and their economic development board was considering converting their 1950s-era casino lot into a water park, a ropes course […]

The 30-Year Journey to AMC’s Groundbreaking Native American Drama ‘Dark Winds’

Nine miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the red-brown foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is an old casino surrounded by curious artifacts. A crashed helicopter, a couple of 1970s-era police cars and some dome-shaped dwellings dot the landscape of sandstone bluffs and savannah grasslands. This land belongs to the Tesuque Pueblo people, […]

AMC’s ‘Dark Winds’ to Open ATX TV Festival

AMC and its upcoming drama Dark Winds will take the marquee spot on opening night of the ATX TV Festival. The series, based on Tony Hillerman’s Leaphorn & Chee mystery novels and set in the Navajo Nation, will have a premiere screening on June 2, the first day of the 11th ATX Festival. A panel […]

Rainn Wilson Boards AMC’s ‘Dark Winds’

AMC Networks is starting to fill out the cast of its drama Dark Winds. Rainn Wilson has joined Zahn McClarnon and Kiowa Gordon in the series, which is based on Tony Hillerman’s best-selling Leaphorn & Chee crime novels about two Navajo detectives in the Southwest of the 1970s. The series also has an impressive roster […]