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Wrangled Again!

March 23, 2024 at 3:40 pm
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I am thrilled to announce that DARK WINDS has won a second Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, for the best television drama of 2024.  This is the second year in a row that DARK WINDS has taken the prize.

The winning episode was “Hozho nahasdlii (Beauty is Restored),” the finale from our second season, shown last spring on AMC and AMC+.   Chris Eyre directed,  from a script penned by John Wirth and Graham Roland, based on the novel PEOPLE OF DARKNESS, by the late great Tony Hillerman.   Zahn McClarnon starred as Joe Leaphorn, with Kiowa Gordon as Jim Chee, and Jessica Matson as Bernadette Manuelito.  The producing team includes Chris, Graham, Zahn, Jim Chory, Anne Hillerman, Vince Gerardis, Tina Elmo, and me.

Here’s yours truly with last year’s Wrangler.   This year’s trophies will be presented in Oklahoma April 12-13.

(It’s a pretty formidable trophy, all in bronze).

Meanwhile, we are moving ahead with the third season of DARK WINDS, which will start shooting this week in Santa Fe, at the Candle Rock Studio and on location around the state.   And AMC is giving us EIGHT episodes this season, rather than six as with seasons one and two!  More Hillerman to savor!

If you haven’t seen DARK WINDS yet, check it out.  The first two seasons are streaming on AMC+.    It’s a damn fine show, and I think it’s past time Zahn McClarnon got an Emmy.   Maybe next year,

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful

Dueling Trailers

March 21, 2024 at 4:32 pm
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You’ve been clamoring for a new trailer for season two of HOUSE OF THE DRAGON.

MAX heard you.   They’ve delivered two of them.   A green trailer, and a black trailer.


All men must choose!

What team are you?  Black or green>

Current Mood: quixotic quixotic

The Chickens Are Coming

March 13, 2024 at 7:16 pm
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Howard Waldrop is gone, but his work will live on.

We’ve completed work on two more short films, based on a couple of Howard’s best stories (he wrote so many, it was very hard to choose).

You can find the trailer for MARY-MARGARET ROAD GRADER several posts down.

And here’s the latest one, an adaptation of Howard’s most famous story, THE UGLY CHICKENS.  Winner of the Nebula.   Winner of the World Fantasy Award.   Nominee for the Hugo, but, alas, not a winner.   A pity, that.  Howard never won a Hugo, but in some more Waldropian  world he has ten of them lined up on his mantle.

Felicia Day (SUPERNATURAL, THE GUILD, DR. HORRIBLE’S SING ALONG BLOG) stars in our film of “that dodo story.”   Mark Raso (COPENHAGEN, KODACHRONE) directed.   Michael Cassutt (TWILIGHT ZONE, MAX HEADROOM, TV101, EERIE INDIANA, and many more) did the screenplay.

Howard saw a rough cut of the film before he died.   He liked it, which pleases me no end.   I only wish we had been able to screen the final cut for him.

Meanwhile, here’s our trailer.

We’re taking THE UGLY CHICKENS and MARY-MARGARET ROAD GRADER out on the film festival circuit, as we did with NIGHT OF THE COOTERS before them.   Don’t know yet when and where you will be able to see them — that depends on the festivals — but watch this space, and I will be sure to let you know where the films are playing.

Current Mood: pleased pleased

Words of Wisdom

March 11, 2024 at 6:07 pm
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Current Mood: contemplative contemplative