Dark Winds season 3 is on our minds after that thrilling sophomore season. The psychological thriller, a mix of western noir and crime drama, has steadily grown its audience since it debuted in 2022. It’s clear the show is just getting started as it continues to pull viewers in from season to season thanks to its compelling storytelling and gripping acting.
Here are all the updates that you need to know about Dark Winds season 3, including its release date, cast, plot, and other updates!
Dark Winds Season 3 has been renewed: Latest Updates!
Variety has heard that “Dark Winds” has received an AMC Season 3 renewal.
The announcement was made on September 3, the day the second season of AMC and AMC+ concluded. Dark Winds is also one of the AMC shows that Max is presently airing.
Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks, said, “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.”
“There is still so much to be told about this universe, from the cherished novels to the highly cooperative production team comprising Robert Redford, George R. R. Martin, showrunner John Wirth, and actor Zahn McClarnon to the complete cast and crew. We appreciate the support our series has received from viewers and the attention it has received from critics.”
Tony Hillerman’s Leaphorn & Chee book series served as the inspiration for “Dark Winds.” Kiowa Gordon plays Jim Chee, while McClarnon plays Joe Leaphorn. Jessica Matten, Deanna Allison, Elva Guerra, and guest stars Jeri Ryan, Nicholas Logan, A. Martinez, and Joseph Runningfox are also part of the cast.
According to the official synopsis for Season 2, they are reunited when two of Lt. Joe Leaphorn (McClarnon) former deputies and private eye Jim Chee (Gordon) cross paths while investigating the same suspect.
They find themselves pursuing a murderer who has set his sights on them in order to keep a secret that threatens Leaphorn’s moral and professional standards and rips open ancient scars in the high desert of Navajo Country.
Assisting Sgt. Manuelito (Matten) and Valencia County Sheriff Gordo Sena, Leaphorn, and Chee have to foil their potential killer and bring harmony back to the reservation that depends on them and their own lives.
Graham Roland is the creator of the series. Showrunner John Wirth is in charge. Executive producers of the series include Tina Elmo, Vince Gerardis, Chris Eyre, Anne Hillerman, Robert Redford, George R.R. Martin, Roland, Wirth, and McClarnon.
The Nielsen Live+3 ratings for Season 2 showed an average of 1.7 million viewers each episode. Furthermore, for season two, Indigenous people comprised over 90% of the production crew on both sides of the camera.
Dark Winds Season 3 Plot
Although the third season’s official summary has not yet been made public, we do know roughly what might happen.
According to Screen Rant, after the conclusion of Dark Winds season 2, tribal police sergeant Bernadette assumed a new position as a border patrol officer. Her tales will probably revolve around border crossing and the effects of work-related stress as she makes a fresh career transfer. Sally Growing Thunder departed after the Leaphorns’ laughter ceremony for her son. We suspect that will be the end of her storyline, given that she is a teenage mother needing assistance.
In addition, Joe had to deal with the emotional fallout from Vines’ revenge since, although his choice ended that chapter, it’s possible that it didn’t end his anguish at learning the truth about what actually transpired. Chee is rejoining the force as well. The third season offers a lot to discover.
Dark Winds Season 3 Release Date
While the series has officially been renewed, there’s no release date available at the moment. We can expect the show to air sometime in 2025 or later. However, this is just speculation; we shall inform you guys if any formal announcements are made!
Dark Winds Season Three: Where to Watch?
Dark Winds is presently available on AMC+, so you can catch up while you wait for the third installment. The third season will also air on the same platform—happy watching!
Will Dark Winds Season 4 happen?
No updates as of yet!