ATX TV Festival Presents AMC’s ‘Dark Winds’ On Opening Night – The Hollywood Reporter
AMC and its upcoming drama Dark winds will take first place on the opening night of the ATX Television Festival.
The series, based on Tony Hillerman’s Leaphorn & Chee mystery novels and set in the Navajo Nation, will have an early screening on June 2, the first day of the 11th ATX Festival. panel will follow a screening with creator and executive producer Graham Roland (Jack Ryan), showrunner / EP Vince Calandra (stone castle), director/EP Chris Eyre (Smoke signal) and stars Zahn McClarnon (also executive producer), Kiowa Gordon and Jessica Matten.
Dark winds joining the ATX Festival lineup will also feature the reunion of the actors Rub and Being a parent and the creative team behind Reasonableand screenings and panels for Peacock’s Angelyne and Rutherford Falls, among others. Director Lesli Linka Glatter is receiving the Film Festival’s ATX Award for Excellence in Television.
Dark winds Set in 1971 at a remote outpost in the Navajo Nation, near Monument Valley. It follows Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn (McClarnon, Fargo, Reservation Dog) of the Tribal Police as he is surrounded by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes his past wounds. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee (Gordon, Roswell, New Mexico), who also has old scores to settle from his youth on reservation.
Roland, Calandra, Eyre and McClarnon executive produce the series alongside Game of Thrones creators George RR Martin, Robert Redford, Tina Elmo and Vince Gerardis.
Dark winds premieres June 12 on AMC. Below is the trailer for the series.