AMC Networks is betting their subsequent huge collection on Darkish Winds, a Western noir thriller from govt producers George R. R. Martin and Robert Redford, alongside further producers Tina Elmo and Vince Gerardis. The detective collection follows two Navajo law enforcement officials in 1971 as they seek for the perpetrators of a number of, but seemingly disconnected crimes. The collection will likely be created and govt produced by Graham Roland, the artistic behind tasks like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Returned, Nearly Human and Fringe. Vince Calandra will function the showrunner and govt producer, and Chris Eyre will direct the pilot and likewise govt produce.
Darkish Winds is predicated on the long-running Leaphorn & Chee guide collection by Tony Hillerman, and follows two Navajo law enforcement officials within the Seventies within the Southwest, as they battle to search out the criminals behind a grisly double homicide case that forces them to uncover and discover their very own trauma and non secular beliefs. The six-episode collection will star Kiowa Gordon and Zahn McClarnon, with McClarnon additionally serving as an govt producer. I'm thrilled to see McClarnon getting a starring function, as his turns in exhibits like Westworld and Fargo have confirmed that the actor can efficiently carry an enormous undertaking.
This can be a large deal for AMC and the way forward for tv manufacturing as effectively, particularly since Dan McDermott, president of authentic programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios, mentioned that the writers' room is staffed totally by Native American writers, filmed largely in and round Native American lands, and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez gave his full approval of the collection.
In an official assertion, McClarnon mentioned, “I’m honored to be requested to star because the lead on this revolutionary collection for AMC and to govt produce. To have the assist and to be part of a staff which is led by two iconic visionaries as George R. R. Martin and Robert Redford is one thing to which I’ve at all times aspired. I consider as Indigenous folks we’re in a brand new period of progress in TV and movie illustration.”
With an already very prolific profession, McClarnon does have some further attention-grabbing tasks within the works, together with as a collection common in Marvel's Hawkeye new collection. He was additionally solid in a brand new FX comedy from Taika Waititi referred to as Reservation Canine, which is about 4 Native American youngsters rising up on a reservation in jap Oklahoma. However in the event you want some McClarnon sooner than these collection can present, he was final seen in a stunningly underrated Nationwide Geographic collection referred to as Barkskins, which is predicated on Annie Proulx's epic novel.
Darkish Winds will premiere on AMC+ and AMC in 2022.
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