Based on the detective novels of Tony Hillerman, Dark Winds is an American psychological television series that has recently ended running its season 1. The team released a special episode on the 25th of July and ended the season without informing the fans about Dark Winds Season 2.
The show is focused on two Navajo Police officers in the South-west of the 1970s. Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee along with the FBI investigate a bank robbery in Gallup, N.M. The murders of two native residents also lead to a Navajo Tribal inquiry. The team has to follow up on the leads and reveal the mystery behind the incidents and the strange behavior of the residents. Fans can not wait for season 2 and are looking forward to the showrunners announcing Dark Winds Season 2. It is one of those rare series that have acquired 100% rotten tomatoes and an IMDb rating of 7.8/10. It is a highly recommended series in recent times and we have brought to you everything the Internet knows about Dark Winds Season 2.
Dark Winds Official Synopsis
As mentioned on the official website of AMC, the synopsis states, “It’s 1971 on a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Tribal Police is besieged by a series of crimes. The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes the wounds of his past. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee, who also has old scores to settle from his youth. Together, the two men battle the forces of evil, each other and their own personal demons on the path to salvation.”
Season 1 Quick Recap
Dark Winds season 1 followed the themes of two of Tony’s novels, The Listening Woman and People of Darkness. The season was even shot mostly on the tribal territory at Tesuque Pueblo in New Mexico. A series of seemingly unlinked crimes brings the attention of Lt. Joe Leaphorn and his new deputy, Jim Chee of the Tribal Police, Monument Valley.
The truth is hidden behind the scars of Joe’s past and he has to revive it from the depths. Chee, who grew up on the reservation, also has things to settle for the final. Fighting the strange behavior of residents, the powers of evil, and their individual demons, the pair has to look for a way to Salvation.
Who All Worked on Dark Winds Season 1?
Created by Graham Roland, Dark Winds is a psychological thriller based on Leaphorn & Chee series by Tony Hillerman. AMC has been part of the production as well as the original network for the show. The first season aired from June 12 to July 17 and has given us 6 thrilling episodes and a Special episode on 25 July. The show can be watched on AMC+, Amazon Prime Video, or can be purchased on iTunes. Fans can revisit the trailer for Dark Winds Season 1 linked below.
The following cast has worked on the Dark Winds Season 1 and is expected to return along with a new set of the cast for season 2:
- Zahn McClarnon as Joe Leaphorn
- Kiowa Gordon as Jim Chee
- Jessica Matten as Bernadette Manuelito
- Deanna Allison as Emma
- Rainn Wilson as Devoted Dan
- Elva Guerra as Sally Growing Thunder
- Jeremiah Bitsui as Hoski
- Eugene Brave Rock as Frank Nakai
- Noah Emmerich as Whitover
- Rob Tepper as Pete Samuels
Dark Winds Season 2 Release Plans
Dark Winds Season 2 was announced to be in production on the 23rd of June on the official Twitter handle of AMC, the original network for the series. As the series is still undergoing the production phase, we can not confirm the release schedule of the series but we can make a guess that Dark Winds Season 2 can arrive anytime in early 2023 or mid-2023. Another speculation is that the series can release its second installment on its first anniversary, i.e. June 2023.
Dark Winds follow a weekly episode release schedule and so it is expected from Dark Winds Season 2. Let us hope the team finishes the development of season 2 soon and we can get this intriguing story back on our screens faster. The following months can witness the release of official teaser trailers for Dark Winds Season 2.
Which Novel Will Give the Story for Season 2?
The reports had suggested that every season of Dark Winds will follow a new storyline from Tony Hillerman’s novels. However, Dark Winds Season 2 is expected to pick up the story from the season 1 finale, HózhóoNaasháa released on July 17. The episode was written by Maya Rose Dittloff and follows Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito descending on a hiding place of Buffalo Society but are confronted by hard decisions that can change the outcome of their lives forever.
Hence the beginning episode of season 2 can continue this story and can connect a sub-plot or cliffhanger and continue it in the main storyline for the rest of the season. We can get some old themes but surely new themes will be chosen to bring for Dark Winds Season 2 and fans will surely turn hell-excited once an official synopsis comes out. We are also craving along with the viewers to get a glimpse of Dark Winds Season 2 soon.
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