Dark Winds Season 2: Renewed or Cancelled? Let’s find out. – Graham Roland’s crime drama “Dark Winds,” tells the tale of two police detectives who stumble upon a horrific crime that affects them personally. The first season was well-received by critics, garnering strong ratings for AMC and making history as the best series debut for AMC+. It was also praised for its all-Native American writing staff, nearly all-Native American cast, and a strong emphasis on Native American culture.
In addition, the drama keeps viewers interested with its crisp plot that is packed with turns and turns. If you enjoy “Dark Winds” and want to learn more about its upcoming season, we have gathered all the information you need. What you need to know about it is as follows.
Release Date for Season 2 of “Dark Winds”
On June 12, 2022, “Dark Winds” Season 1 debuted on AMC and AMC+, and it ended on July 17, 2022. Six episodes, each lasting between 40 and 60 minutes, make up the inaugural season. The network quickly made a decision regarding the show’s future after it earned widespread audience and critical acclaim. Nearly two weeks after Season 1’s debut, “Dark Winds” received a second season renewal.
For AMC Networks, Dan McDermott, head of entertainment and AMC Studios, Dark Winds said to Variety, “This once-in-a-lifetime creative team and cast have achieved something genuinely exceptional. We are eager to finish this thrilling first season with the audience and continue Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee’s story in a second.
He also confirmed that the show would release sometime next year. Given the prompt renewal, we anticipate Season 2 to begin filming in the coming months, especially if the network plans for it to debut in 2019. We anticipate the second season of “Dark Winds” to air in the 2nd quarter of 2023, give or take.
Dark Winds Season 2 Expected Cast Details
Zahn McClarnon plays Joe Leaphorn in the first season of “Dark Winds,” Kiowa Gordon plays Jim Chee, and Jessica Matten plays Bernadette Manuelito. All three of them are expected to return because their characters are essential to the plot.
- Deanna Allison as Emma Leaphorn,
- Elva Guerra as Sally,
- Jonathan Adams as Lester,
- DezBaa’ as Helen Atcitty,
- Ryan Begay as Guy Atcitty
John Henry Dihel, who played B.J. Vines in Season 1, might also return, given that his storyline wasn’t fully resolved in that season. Additional cast members are also anticipated, given that the upcoming season will focus on a new group of villains.
What may the Second Season of “Dark Winds” be About?
The Tony Hillerman novel series about Leaphorn and Chee served as the inspiration for “Dark Winds.” The Listening Woman and People of Darkness are both used as plot inspirations for the first season. The writing staff of the show has many options, with about fifteen more books to draw from. Season 2 concepts have been on creator Graham Roland’s mind for a while.
“I believe that it has been reduced to a small number, as in two or three, based on our early interactions. Although I have a preference, I believe it will ultimately be one of those. We have discussed it, but we haven’t precisely reached the point where we can say, ‘Okay, this is it’,” he added.
While the plot’s specifics are still unknown, it is safe to assume that the series will diverge significantly from the novel it chooses to be based on. Even the backstory and the way the characters were portrayed in the first season were very different. The 2nd season of the program will build on that while maintaining its connection to Hillerman’s stories as its foundation.