Big Sky is coming back to ABC for a second season. Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley also established Big Sky, that’s a crime drama show based on C.J. Box’s book series. Big Sky celebrities Kylie Bunbury as private detective Cassie Dewell and Katheryn Winnick as former police officer Jenny Hoyt. An unlikely duo, Dewell and Hoyt team up for the sake of finding two kidnapped sisters that went missing while driving on Montana’s isolated streets. The next half of this first season established on April 13 with kidnapper Ronald Pergman (Brian Geraghty) on the run. Even though Hoyt and Dewell are still set on discovering Pergman, they become preoccupied trying to clean Hoyt’s ex-boyfriend’s name after he is accused of attacking a girl.
ABC has officially picked up Big Sky for season 2, based on Deadline. Kelley will still be a part of this decision-making procedure as an executive producer, but he will no longer be the showrunner. He’s passing that flashlight to Elwood Reid, who joined Big Sky as an executive producer for the next half of season 1.
Big Sky left audiences amazed when the series first premiered because it killed off Ryan Phillippe’s character, Cody Hoyt. Though Phillippe was the biggest name attached to the project, his absence means that powerful and smart female personalities dominate the series when it comes to the protagonists. Jesse James Keitel also made history as the very first non-binary show regular on primetime television for playing Jerrie Kennedy, a transfeminine musician and gender worker.
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Even though Large Sky has made several steps in the ideal direction, the show has faced backlash for failing to represent Indigenous women, who constitute a large percentage of the missing and murdered women in Montana despite Native individuals just making up about 6.5 percent of the nation’s inhabitants. Big Sky’s second season is a chance for the series to make alterations concerning its representation.