‘Dark Winds’ Earns Speedy Season 2 Renewal at AMC – The Hollywood Reporter

dark winds will blow again at AMC.

The basic cable network has quickly renewed the second season of the drama series starring Zahn McClarnon. The series, which debuted on June 12, has a rare 100% rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes. dark winds will return next year for another six-episode season.

“This once-in-a-lifetime creative team and cast have delivered something truly special with dark windssaid Dan McDermott, president of AMC Entertainment and Studios for AMC Networks. “We look forward to sharing the rest of this thrilling first-season adventure with fans and following Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee in a second season on AMC and AMC+ next year. Huge gratitude to our entire production team and special thanks to executive producers Robert Redford, George RR Martin, Chris Eyre and of course Zahn McClarnon, who also leads the cast and brings the humanity, authority and wisdom of richly lived experiences to all he does. do. .”

The Black Western ranks as the #1 series launch in AMC+ history; its first series ranks fifth among cable dramas in the current television season and has drawn 2.2 million viewers with three days of delayed viewing.

Redford acquired the rights to the books from George Hillerman in 1986. game of thrones Author Martin, the author’s friend from 1980 until Hillerman’s death in 2008, also produces the series, which costs $5 million per episode. dark winds filmed in three different sovereign nations, boasted a writers room of five Indigenous scribes, and was primarily directed by filmmaker Chris Eyre. Graham Roland (Jack Ryan) created and produced the series starring McClarnon (who also produces), Kiowa Gordon and Jessica Matten.

The renewal comes at a key time for AMC, which has already bid farewell to Kill Eve and gets carried away You better call Saul later this year with the conclusion of the flagship Walking Dead series scheduled for 2023.

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