‘Big Sky’ Renewed For Season 2

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04 May 21

‘Big Sky’ Renewed For Season 2

Today brings another not-unexpected renewal from ABC as the US network announces Big Sky will be back for a 2nd Season.

From ‘Big Little Lie’s creator David E. Kelley and based on The Highway series of books by C.J. Box, ‘Big Sky‘ follows private detective Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) and ex-cop Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick), who set out to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they join forces with Jenny’s estranged husband Cody Hoyt (Ryan Phillippe), to race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken.

The show has been a huge hit for ABC in the US, and has also gone down extremely well internationally on the Disney+/STAR streaming service, so the renewal doesn’t come as a huge surprise. It’s their 4th highest-rated show behind ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Station 19’ and ‘The Good Doctor’, the latter of which was renewed yesterday. ‘Grey’s’ and ‘Station 19’ are both currently in negotiations with the cast for future seasons, but are expected to be renewed.

Although David E. Kelley will still be involved as EP and creatively in the 2nd Season, showrunning duties will be handed over to Elwood Reid (‘The Chi’, ‘The Bridge’). Reid actually already took over when the show was picked up for additional episodes in Season 1, I suspect due to Kelley’s busy work schedule, as he is also involved on ‘Big Shot’ for Disney+, ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ for Netflix, and ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ for Hulu.

‘Big Sky’ is produced by 20th Television in association with A+E Studios. Reid, Kelley and Ross Fineman exec produce.

Big Sky‘ Season 1 is currently airing on ABC in the USA, and returns to Disney+/STAR on Friday, 21st May 2021 in the UK.