AMC-produced series based on Hillerman novels to be set on Navajo Nation, in Santa Fe

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

The NM State Film Office said Tuesday that “Dark Winds," a psychological thriller set in the Four Corners region, centers on two Navajo Nation police officers trying to solve a double murder. "Dark Winds" is a production of AMC Networks.

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

The series will be shot through November on the Navajo Nation, in Santa Fe and at other locations.