As new crimes occur in Navajo Nation, the Tribal Police duo, Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee must face yet another challenge in order to restore peace back to the place. Fan favourite, AMC series ‘Dark Winds’ gets renewed for another season and this sequel is said to turn heads with its new plot additions. ‘Dark Winds’ is originally, an adaptation of the book series by Tony Hillerman titled, ‘Leaphorn & Chee’ which explores how Leaphorn and Chee solve peculiar murder mysteries. Upon its premier, ‘Dark Winds’ received several praises from critics for its portrayal of the Navajo Americans and its accuracy of representing the complexities of human souls that drive them to commit crime. Starring Zahn McClarnon, an adored actor known for his roles in ‘Longmire’, ‘Echo’, ‘Reservation Dogs’ and ‘The Last Manhunt’ among others, the series garnered a solid 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, subsequenty being renewed for another season and as per the current reports, will release its next season sometime in 2025. The series had Zahn McClaron himself as its producer alongside the established actor, Robert Redford and the bestselling novelist/ brains behind the internationally popular book series ‘Game of Thrones’.
Reprisals and Additions
Hailed as a “slow-burner crime drama that slowly sucks you in” by The Times of India, ‘Dark Winds’ was shot in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The upcoming season will also be shot in the same location with Zahn McClaron, Kiowa Gordon, Jessica Matten, Robert Redford, George R.R. Martin, Anne Hillerman, Chris Eyre, Vince Gerardis and Tina Elmo forming the production team. Graham Roland, the creator of the series will reprise his role as writer/producer for the upcoming season.
Presumably, Zahn McClaron and Kiowa Gordon will be continuing their roles as Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee respectively with Jessica Matten resuming her role as Sgt. Manuelito. Not much is known regarding the new additions to the cast or the setting for season 3. Yet, the series with its 1970s setting will potentially showcase much more of the Navajo Nation’s beautiful landscapes.
Navajo Nation and ‘Dark Winds’
Navajo nation is home to the Navajo Tribe, a Native American community rich in language and culture. ‘Dark Winds’ essentially brought forth a new phase to the portrayal of mainstream entertainments that are centered around the Native American community, with its unique usage of a thriller themed plot narration that also simultaneously focuses on the personal lives of its leads. The credit for that is undoubtedly to the source material, the crew and the actors’ exceptional performances. With Anne Hillerman, having released additional sequels to the ‘Leaphorn % Chee’ series, Dark Winds season 3 can be predictably inspired from the book. If well showcased crime thrillers are a part of your proclivity, then ‘Dark Winds’ upcoming season will surely entertain you.