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Six Days to Joe

June 6, 2022

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Six days to go.  Six days to Joe.

Leaphorn, that is.

It is June 6 as I type this.   Next weekend, JUNE 12, will see the debut of DARK WINDS on AMC  and AMC+.

Yes, it has “Winds” in the title.   No, it has nothing to do with Westeros.   C’mon, guys, I did not invent the word, and I am not the first writer to use it in a title.

DARK WINDS is an adaptation of Tony Hillerman’s bestselling series of novels about Navajo tribal policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee.   I had the honor of serving an an executive producer on the project (‘EP’ in television speak) and helped to get it up and running… but really, most of the credit should go to Robert Redford and Chris Eyre,  two of my fellow EPs.   Chris also directed four of this season’s six episodes.   Lots of other good folks deserve kudos too, among them the tireless Tina Elmo, writer Graham Roland who scripted our pilot, and our amazing cast.

DARK WINDS premiered last weekend at the ATX television festival in Austin, to great success.  This weekend we had a cast and crew screening here in Santa Fe, and that went very well too.

And now the reviews have started coming in:

‘Dark Winds’ Review: AMC’s Taut Murder Mystery Proves Power of Zahn McClarnon

You can check it out itself on June 12.  Give it a look.



Current Mood: bouncy bouncy

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