‘Dark Winds’ Earns Speedy Season 2 Renewal at AMC

(*2*)Dark Winds will blow once more at AMC.

The fundamental cable community has handed out a speedy second-season renewal for the drama sequence starring Zahn McClarnon. The sequence, which debuted June 12, has a uncommon 100% ranking amongst critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Dark Winds will return subsequent yr for one more six-episode season.

“This once-in-a-lifetime inventive group and solid have delivered one thing actually particular with Dark Winds,” mentioned Dan McDermott, president of leisure and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “We can’t wait to share the remainder of this thrill trip of a primary season with the followers and observe Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee right into a second season on AMC and AMC+ subsequent yr. Overwhelming gratitude to our complete manufacturing group and a particular due to govt producers Robert Redford, George R.R. Martin, Chris Eyre and naturally Zahn McClarnon, who additionally leads the solid and brings humanity, authority and the knowledge of richly lived experiences to all the things he does.”

The Western noir ranks because the No. 1 sequence launch in AMC+ historical past; its sequence premiere ranks because the No. 5 cable drama of the present TV season and has drawn 2.2 million viewers with three days of delayed viewing.

Redford acquired the rights to George Hillerman’s books in 1986. Game of Thrones creator Martin, the creator’s pal from 1980 till Hillerman’s loss of life in 2008, additionally exec produces the sequence which comes with a price ticket of $5 million-an-episode. Dark Winds filmed in three totally different sovereign nations, boasted a a writers room of 5 Indigenous scribes and was primarily directed by filmmaker Chris Eyre. Graham Roland (Jack Ryan) created and govt produced the sequence that stars McClarnon (who additionally exec produces), Kiowa Gordon and Jessica Matten.

The renewal comes at a key time for AMC, which has already mentioned farewell to Killing Eve and is wrapping Better Call Saul later this yr with the conclusion of the flagship Walking Dead sequence set for 2023.

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