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Alibi Sets October UK Premiere Date For ‘Dark Winds’ Season 1

Based on the Leaphorn & Chee novel series by Tony Hillerman

by Dave Elliott

Alibi Sets October UK Premiere Date For ‘Dark Winds’ Season 1

UKTV’s Alibi Channel has set an October premiere date for Season 1 of the AMC drama Dark Winds, the critically acclaimed hit western noir thriller.

‘Dark Winds’ is an American psychological, noir thriller created by Graham Roland (Fringe, Jack Ryan), based on the Leaphorn & Chee novel series by Tony Hillerman. Set in the 1970s Southwest, the series follows the FBI investigation of a bank robbery in Gallup, N.M., and the Navajo Tribal inquiry into the local murder of two Native residents. Lt. Joe Leaphorn (Zahn McClarnon – Fargo) and his new deputy Jim Chee (Kiowa Gordon – The Twilight Saga) do the heavy lifting around the reservation, which is near Monument Valley. The strange behaviours of some of the residents and the newcomers intertwine with their personal stories as the two men battle the forces of evil and their own personal demons on the path to salvation.

Alongside McClarnon and Gordon, the drama co-stars Jessica Matten (Tribal), Noah Emmerich (The Americans), Deanna Allison and also features Rainn Wilson (The Office).

The broadcast on Alibi is technically not a premiere, as ‘Dark Winds’ did previously air on the soon-to-be defuncted AMC UK channel (closes down this Thursday, 28th September). However, given that particular channel was buried under an exclusive deal on BT TV, meaning very few people had access to it, this will be the first time the show has reached a wider audience in the UK.

The series has gained a lot of critical acclaim, with both seasons one and two having 100% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes from critics. It has also been a ratings hit for AMC in the USA, landing as one of the top 10 cable dramas for the current broadcast season.

Based on the iconic Leaphorn & Chee book series by Tony Hillerman, ‘Dark Winds’ is created by Graham Roland (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Returned, Almost Human, Fringe). John Wirth (Hell of Wheels, Hap and Leonard) serves as showrunner. The series is executive produced by Roland, Wirth, McClarnon, Robert Redford, George R.R. Martin, Anne Hillerman, Chris Eyre, Vince Gerardis and Tina Elmo.

Dark Winds‘ Season 1 premieres Wednesday 18th October 2023 at 10pm on Alibi in the UK.

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