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Series to be based on Hillerman novels set on Navajo Nation

Posted at 3:05 PM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 17:39:06-04

SANTA FE, N.M. — Production of a six-episode television series based on crime novels by the late author Tony Hillerman involving the Navajo Nation is underway in New Mexico.

The "Dark Winds" series centers on two Navajo Nation police officers trying to solve a double murder in the Four Corners region.

The state film office said Tuesday that the psychological thriller is a production of AMC Networks and Dark Winds Productions LLC.

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Hillerman’s acclaimed books featuring officers Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee were characterized by vivid descriptions of Navajo rituals and of the vast reservation.

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Hillerman died in 2008.