Dark Winds Season 3: Is It Canceled Or Renewed? (Update)

Dark Winds Season 2 officially wrapped on September 3rd, 2023. In fact, the finale episode had people in sprints, both in excitement and confusion. However, one question that prevailed the most is whether Dark Winds Season 3 Renewing?

Well, that’s what this article will cover. The psychological thriller’s first two seasons had 100% audience ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. Plus, the recent comments from the show’s executive producer had people anticipating the latest season. 

Therefore, I have gone through the cast & crew’s interviews and social media sites in this article. And compiling that information, I have curated my own. On that note, let’s get started:-

Dark Winds Season 3: Overview

Before I delve into the details of Dark Winds Season 3, let’s go through the Season’s quick tabular information. 

TV ShowDark Winds
Season 3 StatusNeither Renewed Nor Cancelled 
GenrePsychological Thriller
Release DateNot Available
TV NetworkAMC+
Streaming PlatformFree: Roku TV
Paid: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, YouTube Premium, etc
Teaser/ TrailerNot Available

Chris Eyre’s Views On The Season 3 Of Dark Winds

While talking to TVline right before the end of Season 2, the show’s executive producer (Chris Eyre) indirectly hinted at the possible renewal of Dark Winds Season 3. He said there is plenty of source material (23 books) from which they can extract further arcs. 

Dark Winds Season 3
Source: ComingSoon.Net

Additionally, someone from his gym couldn’t wait to see the characters’ development. Moreover, Eyre himself is quite curious regarding the same. 

So, you bet the evolution of Darks Winds and all of its characters is a long coming!

Is The Third Installment Renewed?

Unfortunately, there is no official word on the Season 3 renewal as of now. 

The Third Installment Renewed
Source: TV Line

However, considering the 100% ratings on previous seasons, plus positive remarks from the executive producer, you can expect the Dark Winds Season 3 Release Date to be announced in the near future. 

What Can You Expect From The Upcoming Season?

As with any other new Season, Darks Winds would continue from where it has left us. 

The end of Season Two was full of suspense and, well… tension. Right after Chee and Leaphorn uncovered the Drumroll Explosion, they were presented with a new challenge: the Navajo Nation Government and all the schemes running within. 

Dark Winds
Source: TV Insider

So, of course, the latest Season will have a fresh take on the previous loose ends. 

Therefore, brace yourself for tons of new techniques, investigations, and case studies. In addition, the following are some of the loose ends that Season 3 may cover:-

  • Sally and her child’s future
  • How did Emma and Joe cope with Sally’s departure? (That too if they had accepted it.)
  • Has B.J. Wines died? Who will be held accountable for that? Joe?
  • Will Bernie Return For Season 3?

Apart from this, there is not much information regarding the potential plot for the upcoming Season. However, I will keep this section updated in case of additional information. 

Dark Winds Season 1 & 2 Recap: What Happened In The Show So Far? 

The Psychological Thriller that’s been created by Graham Roland is essentially based on Tony Hillerman’s Leaphorn & Chee (18) book series. (And five more books by Anne Hillerman.) 

Plus, the inspiration behind the first Season is taken from Listening Women, whereas Season 2 is mostly based on People of Darkness. 

Dark Winds Season 1 & 2
Source: Hocmarketing.org

Having said that, the show is set in the 1970s and closely follows Navajo Policemen – Jim Chee and Joe Leophorn. In addition, these cops investigate a series of crimes that have been happening around their area. 

Considering the series of crimes they have investigated, the thrill begins when one crime in Season Two points toward a case they had already worked on. Overall, this fast-paced 11-episode series is filled with mind games. 

So, if you’re someone who’s stimulated by psychological patterns, then Dark Winds is for you!

Expected Cast List of Dark Winds Season 3 

None of the cast members that I have mentioned below have received any confirmation. However, these are just viewers expected names. (So take it with a grain of salt.)

Sr. No.Cast ListCharacters
1Joe LeaphornZahn McClarnon
2Jim CheeKiowa Gordon 
3Bernadette Manuelito Jessica Matten
4EmmaDeanna Allison 
5DanRainn Wilson
6SallyElva Guerra
7HoskiJeremiah Bitsui
8Frank NakaiEugene Brave Rock 
9WhitoverNoah Emmerich 
10Pete SamuelsRob Tepper 

Where Can You Watch Dark Winds Season 3? 

As mentioned earlier, Season 3 of Dark Winds has not yet been renewed. Therefore, the official streaming platform for the Season is still a mystery. 

Dark Winds Season 3 streaming platform
Source: Wide Open Country

Regardless, whenever the Season does come out, it might be available on platforms that currently stream the first and second Seasons of the Dark Winds. Having said that, the following are some of those (paid) platforms:-

  • AMC+ Network
  • Amazon Prime
  • YouTube Premium
  • Apple TV
  • Sling TV
  • MAX
  • Google Play Movies & TV
  • Vudu
  • The Roku TV (FREE)

NOTE: Most of these platforms are not free. So, in that case, you will need to pay for their respective subscription. 

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Conclusion: Is Dark Winds Season 3 Cancelled?

As of 2023, Dark Winds Season 3 is not canceled. (At least there is no official word on it.) Regardless, viewers are hopeful about the renewal, considering Chris Eyre’s latest remarks. 

However, there is no set release date for the Season as of now. That being said, whenever the Season arrives, you can watch it on AMC+ Network, Amazon Prime, YouTube Premium, and so on. 


Will there be season 3, Dark Winds?

Currently, there is no official statement on the Dark Winds Season 3 renewal. However, I will keep you updated whenever the Season is announced. 

How many books are in the Dark Winds series?

There are a total of 23 books in the Dark Winds series: 18 are written by Tony Hillerman, and Anne Hillerman writes five. Additionally, the book series is called Leaphorn & Chee.

What year is Dark Winds based on?

The Dark Winds is set in the 1970s and follows Navajo Policemen – Jim Chee and Joe Leophorn. In addition, this set of cops solves various crime cases that occur in their neighborhood.

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