Big Sky Season 4: Everything we know so far

Big Sky Season 4: Renewed or Cancelled?

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Big Sky is a crime drama thriller created by David E. Kelley and based on The Highway series of books by C. J. Box. The series follows private detectives Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) and Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick) working together to solve various mysterious cases in a small Montana town. The series premiered on ABC in November 2020 and has been renewed for a third season, subtitled Deadly Trails, which premiered on September 21, 2022. But what about the fourth season? Will Big Sky return for another round of thrilling adventures? Here’s everything you need to know.

Will there be a Big Sky season 4?

ABC has announced the show will now be called Big Sky: Deadly Trails. ABC has not officially announced the renewal or cancellation of Big Sky for season 4 yet. However, given the show’s popularity and ratings, it is likely that the network will order more episodes of the series. The show has been praised for its suspenseful plot twists, diverse cast, and stunning cinematography. The show also has a loyal fan base that eagerly awaits new episodes every week. Therefore, we can expect ABC to renew Big Sky for season 4 sometime in 2023.

Big Sky Season 4 Plot: What’s next?

Big Sky Season 4 Plot
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The plot of Big Sky season 4 depends on how season 3 ended. Season 3, has 13 episodes, it introduced new characters and locations and new mysteries and dangers for Jenny and Cassie. Synopsis of season 3 follows Jenny and Cassie as they “join forces with Sheriff Beau Arlen (Jensen Ackles) and his wife Sunny Barnes (Reba McEntire) to investigate a series of murders that are linked to a mysterious cult in Texas.” Season 3 will also explore the aftermath of Ronald Pergman’s escape and the fate of Mark Lindor.

Based on this, we can speculate that season 4 will continue to explore the dark secrets and crimes that lurk in the Big Sky world. Perhaps Jenny and Cassie will encounter new enemies and allies and old ones. They may also face personal challenges and dilemmas that test their friendship and partnership. Whatever happens, we can expect season 4 to deliver more thrilling and shocking moments to keep us on the edge of our seats.

Big Sky Season 4 Cast: Who’s in it?

Big Sky Season 4 Cast
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The main cast of Big Sky consists of Katheryn Winnick as Jenny Hoyt, an ex-cop who rejoins the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s office as a deputy detective; Kylie Bunbury as Cassie Dewell, a private detective who co-owns an agency called Dewell & Hoyt; and Jensen Ackles as Sheriff Beau Arlen, a newcomer who joins forces with Jenny and Cassie in the third season. Other recurring cast members include Reba McEntire as Sunny Barnes, an outfitter who leads a backcountry trip that goes wrong; Rex Linn as Buck Barnes, Sunny’s husband who kidnaps Paige, Luke’s ex-girlfriend; Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Paige; Anirudh Pisharody as Luke; and J. Anthony Pena as Deputy Sheriff Benito “Benny” Alvarez.

However, some new faces will join the show in the fourth season, such as:

  • Michael Ealy as Detective Marcus Finley, a former FBI agent who teams up with Jenny and Cassie to investigate a new case.
  • Michelle Monaghan as Dr. Rachel Clark, a forensic psychologist who helps Finley with his profiling skills.
  • Josh Holloway as Jake Sullivan, a charismatic rancher who becomes a suspect in the case.
  • Sarah Shahi as Nina Cruz, a journalist who covers the case and has a personal connection to it.
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui as Leah Cohen, a mysterious woman with ties to Jake Sullivan.

Big Sky Season 4 Release Date: Is Big Sky coming back in 2023?

Big Sky Season 4 Release Date
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The fourth season of Big Sky has yet to be confirmed by ABC or the showrunners. However, there is a good chance that the series will be renewed for another season, given its popularity and ratings. The first season averaged 6.18 million viewers and a 1.01 rating in the 18-49 demographic, while the second season averaged 5.14 million viewers and a 0.77 rating in the same demographic. The third season has yet to finish airing, but it has averaged 4.67 million viewers and a 0.64 rating. These numbers are not stellar, but they are decent enough for ABC to consider renewing the show.

If Big Sky is renewed for a fourth season, it will likely follow the same pattern as the previous seasons and premiere in late September or early October of 2023. The first season premiered on November 17, 2020; the second season premiered on September 30, 2021; and the third season premiered on September 21, 2022. Therefore, we expect the fourth season to debut sometime in fall 2023 or later in 2024.

How many seasons of the Big Sky are there?

So far, three seasons of Big Sky have aired or are currently airing on ABC. The first season consisted of 16 episodes from November 17, 2020, to May 18, 2021. The second season consisted of 13 episodes from September 30, 2021 to January 20, 2022. The third season consists of 18 episodes and is airing from September 21, 2022 to February 23, 2023. Each season has a different subtitle that reflects its main storyline: Highway (season 1), Dark Horse (season 2), and Deadly Trails (season 3).

Is there a spin-off to Big Sky?

There is no official confirmation of a spin-off to Big Sky yet, but there are some rumors that ABC might be considering one. ABC is developing a potential spin-off series called Dark Highway, focusing on Ronald Pergman’s backstory and his involvement in a series of murders nationwide. The spin-off would be based on another novel by C.J. Box called Back of Beyond, featuring Brian Geraghty reprising his role as Ronald. However, this project is still in its early stages and has yet to be greenlit.

Big Sky Season 4 Trailer: Is there a teaser?

There is no trailer or teaser for Big Sky Season 4 yet, as the show is still maybe in production. However, we can expect to see some footage or images from the new season closer to its premiere date. In the meantime, you can watch the trailer for Big Sky Season 3 below:

BIG SKY Series | Season 3 Official Trailer (HD) ABC

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