Dark Winds, the hit mystery series, is back for Season 2 starting Sunday, July 30 at 9/8c on AMC.
The show is set in 1971 on the Navajo Nation and follows two Navajo police officers as they investigate a double murder.
There are a lot of options for cord-cutters to watch Dark Winds. You can get a free trial of AMC+ to stream Dark Winds before it premieres on live TV. I prefer using the Amazon Channels free trial to watch AMC+. You can also get a 7-day free trial of Philo to watch new episodes as each one premiers on AMC.
What is Dark Winds about?
In 1971, Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Tribal Police and his new deputy Jim Chee are grappling with a series of seemingly unrelated crimes.
There is a lot that can go unexplained in the remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley. But soon, the two investigators must solve a double murder in their jurisdiction.
For Leaphorn, the investigation begins to expose the wounds of his past. Chee is out to settle old scores from his youth on the reservation. Together, the two come face to face with forces of evil that are difficult to understand, and challenge their own spiritual beliefs.
To solve the murders, each man must deal with their own personal demons and while hoping for some kind of salvation.
The show is based on the Leaphorn & Chee book series by Tony Hillerman, and it has been praised for its authenticity and its portrayal of Native American culture.
McClarnon and Gordon are both excellent in their roles, and they have great chemistry together. The supporting cast is also strong, with actors like Noah Emmerich, Jessica Matten, and Deanna Allison.
Dark Winds is a well-made and suspenseful mystery series that is sure to please fans of crime dramas.
Where to Watch Dark Winds on TV
Dark Winds, now in Season 2, can be streamed on Smart TVs, streaming devices, iPhones and web browsers.
The AMC Plus app is supported across just about any device with a screen. AMC+ is available as a standalone subscription, but I prefer getting it as an Amazon Prime Video Channel. You can read my review of AMC+ to learn why.
You can also watch new episodes every week on AMC using a live TV streaming service.
Smart TVs by Samsung, Sony Bravia, and VIZIO SmartCast TVs can start watching AMC+ without a streaming device.
Any Roku device, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast with Google TV and Apple TV support streaming AMC+. An iPhone or iPad (with current iOS) can be used to watch AMC+ shows, and so can Android smartphones and tablets.
AMC+ is a streaming service that combines on-demand movies, TV series, originals, and six live TV channels. The live channels are The Walking Dead channel, AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV and AMC+.
The on-demand programming has originals from AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, Shudder, and Sundance Now.
AMC+ costs $8.99 per month if you sign up directly through its website. You can get a free trial of AMC+ subscription through Amazon Prime Video Channels, which is a better option if you use a Smart TV.
AMC+ is available on a variety of devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iOS, Android, and Xbox.
Live TV streaming services
AMC is available on five live TV streaming services. AMC will air all six episodes of Dark Winds Season 2.
Philo has a free 7-day free trial. The live TV service has about 70 live TV channels, including AMC.
DIRECTV STREAM has a 5-day free trial. The Entertainment plan has more than 75 live TV channels and costs $74.99 per month.
Sling TV has a mix of 30 to 40 live TV channels that include entertainment, news networks such as CNN, and sports on ESPN, depending on whether you pick the Orange or Blue plan. A subscription is $40 per month. Sling frequently offers a discount for the first month.
Fubo (formerly fuboTV) has a free 7-day trial. The Pro plan carries more than 160 channels including entertainment, news and regional sports networks. A subscription is $74.99 per month.
YouTube TV has a free 7-day trial. The live TV service has more than 128 channels, including local channels, entertainment, news and sports.
How to Watch Dark Winds FAQS
These are questions readers ask when searching for ways to watch Dark Winds without a cable subscription.
How many episodes of Dark Winds are available?
Season 1 and Season 2 of Dark Winds each have six, hour-long episodes.
What channel is Dark Winds on?
New episodes of Dark Winds Season 2 will air on AMC each week. AMC+ subscribers get early access to episodes.
Is Dark Winds on Netflix?
Dark Winds is not on Netflix. You can subscribe to AMC+ or watch new episodes on AMC.
Who is in the cast of Dark Winds?
Here are some more details about the characters and the actors who play them:
- Joe Leaphorn is a veteran Navajo police officer who is investigating the murders. He is played by Zahn McClarnon.
- Jim Chee is a young Navajo police officer who is partnered with Leaphorn. He is played by Kiowa Gordon.
- Bernadette Manuelito is a Navajo police officer who is also partnered with Leaphorn. She is played by Jessica Matten.
- Frank Nakai is the tribal police chief. He is played by Noah Emmerich.
- Emma Leaphorn is Joe Leaphorn’s wife. She is played by Deanna Allison.
How to watch Dark Winds
There are a number of ways to watch Dark Winds.
You can sign up for a free trial of AMC+ to stream Dark Winds early for $8.99 per month. I prefer using the Amazon Channels free trial to watch AMC+ because I can watch on more devices and Smart TVs that support Amazon Prime Video.
AMC is streaming Season 2 every week. You can get AMC through DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Sling TV and YouTube TV.
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