Rainn Wilson Joins AMC’s ‘Dark Winds’ Adaptation From George RR Martin

Wilson will play a degenerate used car salesman

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Rainn Wilson has joined AMC’s “Dark Winds.”

The series is based on Tony Hillerman’s novel and will star “Westworld” alum Zahn McClarnon and be executive produced by Graham Roland, George R.R. Martin and Robert Redford.

Rainn Wilson will play Devoted Dan, a pious missionary who relies on his divine faith to recruit followers to the gates of his used car lot. He is also a degenerate and practitioner of every Biblical sin he decries.  

Per AMC’s official description, “Based on the iconic Leaphorn & Chee book series by Tony Hillerman, ‘Dark Winds’ is a psychological thriller that follows two Navajo police officers in the 1970s Southwest, as their search for clues in a grisly double murder case forces them to challenge their own spiritual beliefs and come to terms with the trauma of their pasts.”

The first season of “Dark Winds” will consist of six episodes and is scheduled to premiere in 2022 on AMC+ and AMC.

The show has received permission from Navajo Nation president Jonathan Nez to film part of the series on Navajo Nation land.

AMC’s “Dark Winds” TV series is created by Roland (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”), who executive produces alongside showrunner Vince Calandra. Additional executive producers include Martin, Redford, McClarnon, Kiowa Gordon, Chris Eyre (who will direct the pilot), Tina Elmo and Vince Gerardis.


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