This psychological thriller follows two Navajo police officers, Leaphorn and Chee, in the 1970s Southwest as their search for clues in a grisly double murder case forces them to challenge their own spiritual beliefs and come to terms with the trauma of their pasts.
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"DARK WINDS is a great #TVseries from AMC+ that’s available to stream right now on #Max — It’s part cowboy-crime-drama, and part psychological mystery-thriller that brings in elements of Navajo mysticism. 🏜️🌵 The Southwestern landscape & reservation life and culture really standout here, as well as the mostly Native American cast of characters — The acting is fantastic — In fact, the main actor at the center of it all, Zahn McClarnon, gives an excellent performance (his facial expressions alone convey such great emotion). His costar, Kiowa Gordon, is great, too … everyone, really! But I love the two male leads… They’re both very handsome 😍 with authentic & grounded personalities. ⭐️ Executive producers include: Robert Redford, George R.R. Martin. Adapted and based on the novels of author Tony Hillerman. Shout out to @djcount for recommending this :-)"
"This was a great series! Season one is only 6 episodes. The acting and the look of the show are amazing. I knew these characters from the mystery novels but this is the Navajo tribal police and the characters reimagined. Great characters in a tightly woven story. This series is top notch"
"The almost all-Native American cast and excellent writing make ‘Dark Winds’ a fresh set of stories well worth watching. The relationships really drew me in. "
"As an avid fan of Tony Hillerman’s books, I really wanted to watch this even though I have trouble separating tv/movie adaptations from their book sources. I’m getting better about treating them as separate entities and since my daughter really wants to read the books she suggested we give it a watch. All Native American writers room, shot on location in New Mexico, Navajo rez, Navajo language woven thru out, beautifully shot & acted. I don’t have AMC+ so could only watch 1st episode for free on Amazon Prime and it was really good. Trying to decide whether to buy remaining 5 eps or do free trial of AMC+ but left us wanting to watch more! Season 2, 6 episode season comes out mid 2023. It’s been 20 years i think since I’ve read Hillerman (I need to catch up!) so as far as how close it adheres to the books I couldn’t say because it’s been so long but I thought of you @carrie_doose and wondered if you’d seen this yet. I remembered you told me about the books his daughter Anne was writing to continue on with the characters so I watched an interview w/her & now I’ve got to get to catching up! "
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