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Is Dark Winds Season 2 Renewed Or Canceled?

Will there be season 2 of Dark Winds? AMC has renewed Dark Winds Season 2 for a six-episode run in 2023. The show will air on AMC and the channel’s streaming platform AMC+. The renewal came only two episodes into the series, as Dark Winds quickly became one of the most popular AMC shows airing this year. We have everything you need to know regarding the new season, including possible release date, cast, trailers, and news, plus get answers to your burning questions.

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Dark Winds Season 2 Release Date & What We Know So Far

The show follows the thrilling adventures of Navajo police officers Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, based on the detective Leaphorn and Chee mystery novels by Tony Hillerman. While there are eighteen novels in the series, Dark Winds has mainly covered two of them so far.

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This means that the showrunners and writers have a large amount of material to pull from for Leaphorn and Chee’s next mystery. While the finale of season one primarily wrapped up the events surrounding the heist and the murders, there are still a few loose strings.

So far, AMC hasn’t hinted at a release date for the second season of Dark Winds, and since the finale aired recently, it’s likely we have a while to wait for season two. The first season premiered in early June, so the second series will probably air in early to mid-summer 2023.

Dark Winds Season 1 Recap

In the AMC adaptation, Leaphorn is a seasoned Navajo police officer who’s still recovering from the death of his son in a suspicious accident at an oil drilling site. Jim Chee is an FBI Agent posing as a police officer on the Navajo reservation where he used to live, working under Joe.

Throughout the series, Leaphorn and Chee are joined by many other characters, including Bernadette Manuelito, Leaphorns sergeant. Manuelito has to conquer her fears in season one as she fights back against black magic and eventually defeats the witch on the reservation.

The show forces Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito to solve a mystery that borders on the supernatural and involves more corruption and scheming than they expected. All while facing tough choices about what they’re willing to do to protect and serve their underserved community.

In the finale of season one, Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito don’t apprehend James Tso he kills himself in his grandfather’s cabin. With the murderer dead, things seem to be solved, but there are plenty of loose ends that season two could pick up on, like Frank Nakai or Devoted Dan.

Dark Winds Season 2 Casting & Speculations

The trials Leaphorn and Chee face throughout the season bring them closer to each other and closer to the Navajo community. Leaphorn finally makes peace with his wife Emma, and they mourn his son’s death. Chee moves back to the reservation after being driven out years ago.

If season two were to pick up where we left off, I would assume the plot would draw from another of Hillerman’s novels. While that doesn’t give us much, we’re sure the story will be another psychological thriller with twists and turns that have viewers on the edge of their seats.

Since the show received such a positive response, I’m sure all the main characters will be returning for season two, along with some of the recurring characters we saw. Leaphorn (Zahn McClarnon), Chee (Kiowa Gordon), and Manuelito (Jessica Matten) will all be back for more.

We’ll also probably see more of Emma, Leaphorn’s wife (Deanna Allison), and maybe even Sally Growing Thunder (Elva Guerra). No new casting decisions have been announced yet by AMC, but we’re sure casting is already underway for the second series of the show.

Dark Winds Cast

  • Zahn McClarnon as Joe Leaphorn
  • Kiowa Gordon as Jim Chee
  • Noah Emmerich as Whitover
  • Elva Guerra as Sally Growing Thunder
  • Jessica Matten as Bernadette Manuelito
  • Rainn Wilson as Devoted Dan
  • Eugene Brave Rock as Frank Nakai
  • Jessica Matten as Bernadette Manuelito

Need to catch up on the 1st season? Check out all of our recaps on Celebrity Myxer! Binge watch on AMC. Are you excited to hear Dark Winds Season 2 will be returning? Chat with us in the comments below!

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