Dark Winds season 2 cast, plot, trailer, and reviews

Our guide to the Dark Winds season 2 cast tells you all the actors involved in the drama series, as well the plot, trailer, and some of the show's reviews.

Dark Winds season 2 cast

Who is in the Dark Winds season 2 cast? Based on Anthony Grove Hillerman’s novels, Dark Winds has provided another twisty, psychological set of murder-mysteries to dig into.

Set in the Southwest during the 1970s, Dark Winds is one of the best TV series going. It follows detectives Leaphorn and Chee who are forced to confront their past to solve a double murder case. The first season of the drama series had some supernatural elements, robbery, and a cliffhanger ending that left many everyone dying to see what would come next.

Now that we’ve had the premiere, we’ve done some snooping on the Dark Winds season 2 cast, as well plot and trailer details, and critical reception. All’s not well, but we know the culprits – read on for more.

Dark Winds season 2 cast

Leading the Dark Winds season 2 cast, Zahn McClarnon will be coming back as Joe Leaphorn and Kiowa Gordon will be gearing up to appear as Jim Chee.

Joining them, we expect to see Deanna Allison back as Emma Leaphorn, and Jessica Matten as Bernadette Manuelito. As we mentioned above, Nakai isn’t actually dead, so we’re betting that Eugene Brave Rock will appear as Frank at some time in the new installments too.

Here is the Dark Winds season 2 cast list:

  • Zahn McClarnon as Joe Leaphorn
  • Kiowa Gordon as Jim Chee
  • Jessica Matten as Bernadette Manuelito
  • Rainn Wilson as Devoted Dan
  • Rob Tepper as Pete Samuels
  • Elva Guerra as Sally Growing Thunder
  • Jeremiah Bitsui as Hoski
  • Deanna Allison as Emma
  • Eugene Brave Rock as Frank Nakai
  • Nicholas Logan as Colton Wolf
  • Jeri Ryan as Rosemary Vines

Dark Winds season 2 release date: Leaphorn sitting in a car

What is Dark Winds season 2 about?

Dark Winds season 2 has Chee return to the force in order to finish up the case that isn’t over just yet, while tackling other murderous storylines as they crop up.

Since Dark Winds is based on Anthony Grove Hillerman’s literary series Leaphorn and Chee, which has a total of 18 books, there is plenty of inspiration for the writers of Dark Winds season 2 to fall back on.

The first season was based on two books in Hillerman’s series, Listening Woman and People of Darkness. Martin said in his blog post that the completion of the People of Darkness storyline is a focus of season 2, but beyond that, well, you should watch and find out!

Dark Winds season 2 release date: Bernadette in the office

Dark Winds season 2 cast

Leading the Dark Winds season 2 cast, Zahn McClarnon will be coming back as Joe Leaphorn and Kiowa Gordon will be gearing up to appear as Jim Chee.

Joining them, we expect to see Deanna Allison back as Emma Leaphorn, and Jessica Matten as Bernadette Manuelito. As we mentioned above, Nakai isn’t actually dead, so we’re betting that Eugene Brave Rock will appear as Frank at some time in the new installments too.

Here is the Dark Winds season 2 cast list:

  • Zahn McClarnon as Joe Leaphorn
  • Kiowa Gordon as Jim Chee
  • Jessica Matten as Bernadette Manuelito
  • Rainn Wilson as Devoted Dan
  • Rob Tepper as Pete Samuels
  • Elva Guerra as Sally Growing Thunder
  • Jeremiah Bitsui as Hoski
  • Deanna Allison as Emma
  • Eugene Brave Rock as Frank Nakai
  • Nicholas Logan as Colton Wolf
  • Jeri Ryan as Rosemary Vines

Dark Winds season 2 release date: Leaphorn touching his forehead

New faces in the Dark Winds season 2 cast include Nicholas Logan as the assassin Colton Wolf and Star Trek series star Jeri Ryan. Ryan is most famous for her excellent portrayal of the Star Trek character Seven of Nine, who she played on Star Trek Voyager and Star Trek Picard. Her Dark Winds character, Rosemary Vine, will be a charismatic murderer.

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Is there a Dark Winds season 2 trailer?

The trailer for Dark Winds season 2 came out on May 12, 2023 and you can check it out below. It doesn’t give much away, but does show the detectives on the prowl, tracking down murderers once again.

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Where can I watch Dark Winds season 2?

Dark Winds season 2 is available to watch on AMC Plus. Episodes air weekly, and will all be available through the subscription service.

Dark Winds season 2 release date: Leaphorn looking into the distance

How many episodes are in Dark Winds season 2?

There will be six episodes in Dark Winds season 2, which is the same as the first season. They’re set to be between 40 and 50 minutes each, and will drop weekly on Sundays. The final episode of Dark Winds season 2 is expected to drop on Sunday, September 3, 2023.

Dark Winds season 2 cast

Dark Winds season 2 release date and reviews

Dark Winds season 2 premiered on Sunday, August 30, 2023, AMC Plus. Reception was strong out of the gate, the first episode earning 100% on Rotten Tomatoes (at time of writing).

Lili Loofbourow praised lead Zach McClarnon in her Washinton Post review, while Sonya Iryna called the opening episode “intriguing” in their recap for What To Watch.

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