'Big Sky's audience ratings for the second season saw a dip on Rotten Tomatoes leading to speculations of the season's future. Season 1 of the series saw a healthy 69 percent critic rating, while the fans gave it a modest 46 percent. The second installment saw the ratings plummet to 39 percent. However, ABC decided to give the series another run and with some new additions to the cast.
Created by David E Kelly ('Big Little Lies') and based on the book series by CJ Box, 'Big Sky' premiered in 2020 and was one of the hit shows for the channel during its pilot season and did well alongside 'Station 19'. The introduction of 'The Boys' star Jensen Ackles did well for the show in the series finale of Season 2 as the viewership numbers saw a surge. With that, a third season is slated to premiere quashing all rumors of the star-studded show being axed by the network.
Has 'Big Sky' been canceled?
ABC has greenlit a third season of 'Big Sky' slated to premiere this fall on the network. This time around, the crime thriller releases with a new title, on a new night, and in a new time slot. 'Big Sky: Deadly Trails' will premiere on September 21 with new episodes at 10 pm ET/PT on ABC.
A new trailer for the third season was released and sees the lead trio of Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury, and Jensen Ackles investigate the case of a hiker missing. The cast also sees the likes of Jamie Lynn-Siegler ('The Sopranos') announced as series regular after recurring roles in the previous seasons. Logan Marshall-Green, Jesse James Keitel, Janina Gavankar, and Dedee Pfeiffer also reprise their roles. Country music legend and actress Reba McEntire will join the cast to play the new character, Sunny Brick.
According to TV Line, the latest season will see private detective Cassie Dewell, undersheriff Jenny Hoyt, and newly appointed sheriff Beau Arlen successful in maintaining law and order in Helena, Montana. However, things go haywire when a local backcountry trip led by Sunny Barnes goes murky.
'Big Sky: Deadly Trails' premieres Wednesday, September 21, 2022, on ABC with new episodes dropping weekly.