Big Sky Season 3: Everything you need to know ahead of the new season’s release

Big Sky Season 3: Everything we know so far before the premiere of the new season
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When will Big Sky Season 3 premiere? Here is everything we know so far. 

Big Sky is an American crime drama thriller series created by David E. Kelley and based on the Highway series of books by C. J. Box. The series premiered on ABC as a fall entry in the 2020-21 television season on November 17, 2020. It has become one of the most talked-about and beloved series on the channel. Since the premiere of the second season, fans have wanted to know if the series will finally return to ABC this year or not. Hence, in May 2022, the series was renewed for a third season, subtitled Deadly Trails

Big Sky Season 3: Everything we know so far before the premiere of the new season

As the fall season is finally upon us, the major TV networks have scheduled new series and movies for this year, and we have some great news for the fans. If you’re curious about what’s next for this outstanding series, which has received fairly good critical acclaim, and want clarification on the likely release date, then look no further, as we have gathered all of the pertinent information on Big Sky Season 3.

Keep reading until the very end to uncover all of your answers.

Big Sky Season 3: Everything we know so far before the premiere of the new season

Big Sky Season 3 Release Date

The network has officially confirmed that the series will return this year by disclosing that Big Sky Season 3 will be premiering new episodes on September 21, 2022. As originally aired on Thursdays after the long-running drama series Grey’s Anatomy, the series will now show on Wednesdays at 10/9c time slot. 

The official Twitter handle of Big Sky also shared the update among its followers on Aug 31, 2022, quoting, “Not all trails should be followed. #BigSky: Deadly Trails premieres Wednesday, Sept 21 on ABC, and stream on Hulu.” Take a look at the official post below:  

Big Sky Season 3 Plot

In Season 3, titled Deadly Trails, private detective Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury), undersheriff Jenny Hoyt (Winnick), and newly appointed sheriff Beau Arlen (Jensen Ackles) use their unrivaled investigative abilities to keep order in Helena, Montana. However, when a local wilderness excursion guided by charming outfitter Sunny Barnes (Reba McEntire) goes astray, the trio is confronted with their most challenging mystery yet, one in which no camper can be trusted, and danger lurks behind every jagged rock and twisted tree.

Big Sky Season 3: Everything we know so far before the premiere of the new season

Big Sky Season 3 Cast and Crew

The main cast members who are expected to make an appearance in the second season with their respective character descriptions are as follows: 

Katheryn Winnick as Jenny Hoyt: An ex-cop who, despite being separated from her husband, still does freelance work for his agency; she later rejoins the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s office as a deputy detective

Kylie Bunbury as Cassie Dewell: A private detective who co-owns a private investigation agency called Dewell & Hoyt and was romantically involved with her partner

Brian Geraghty as Ronald Pergman: A long-haul trucker involved in several unsolved kidnappings

Dedee Pfeiffer as Denise Brisbane: A receptionist for the Dewell & Hoyt agency who helps Jenny and Cassie with background research

Lynch as Wolfgang “Wolf” Legarski:  Rick’s twin brother

Anja Savcic as Scarlet Leyendecker: Girlfriend of Ronald Pergman after he changes his persona and takes the name “Arthur”

Janina Gavankar as Ren Bhullar: Daughter of a drug lord who oversees the cartel’s expansion in Montana

Logan Marshall-Green as Travis Stone: A former lover of Jenny’s who is a sheriff’s deputy working undercover with a local drug ring

Omar Metwally as Mark Lindor: A Deputy U.S. Marshal who has an interest in the Ronald Pergman case

Big Sky is produced by 20th Television in association with A+E Studios. Elwood Reid serves as showrunner, executive producing alongside creator Kelley. C.J. Box, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Paul McGuigan, Matthew Gross, and Ross Fineman also executive produce.

Big Sky Season 3: Everything we know so far before the premiere of the new season

 Big Sky Season 3 Official Trailer

The official trailer for the next season was released on August 31, 2022, on the ABC youtube channel with the tagline stating, “Don’t miss the season premiere of “Big Sky” WED SEPT 21 10/9c on ABC and Stream on Hulu.” Take  a look at the official trailer below:

Where can you stream Big Sky Season 3?

When available to stream, Big Sky Season 3 will be available to watch on the official website of the ABC network and Hulu. Right now, all the episodes of Big Sky Season 1 are available to stream on fuboTV. Whereas Season 1 and Season 2 are available on Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus. You can also stream Big Sky by renting or purchasing on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu.

Big Sky Season 3: Everything we know so far before the premiere of the new season

Big Sky Season 2: What happened in the finale episode?

The finale episode, “Catch a Few Fish,” released on May 19, 2022, was viewed by 2.41 million US viewers. The episode is directed by Jeff T. Thomas and written by Elwood Reid. The episode features guest star Jensen Ackles – In a struggle between head and heart, final resolutions are made as Jenny works to find Travis before he reaches a dangerous point of no return. Meanwhile, Ren and Jag find a new familial bond and decide together how to handle their father now that he’s crossed a serious line.

After receiving a startling surprise from Scarlett, Cassie changes the course of her quest for justice forever. Later, with Tubb out of commission for the time being, a new sheriff comes to town; and after getting fully acquainted with Cassie and Jenny, it seems like he may just stick around for a while on the “Big Sky” season two finale. Take a look at the official prom below: 

Big Sky 2x18 Promo "Catch a Few Fish" (HD) Season Finale ft. Jensen Ackles

Big Sky Official Synopsis

The official synopsis of the series, according to the ABC website, states, “Big Sky follows private detectives Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt as they reunite to investigate a car wreck outside of Helena, Montana, and they soon discover that the case may not be as straightforward as it seems. As they unravel the mystery of the accident, their worlds will collide with a band of unsuspecting teens, a flirtatious face from Jenny’s past, and a vicious outsider hellbent on finding answers.”

Big Sky Season 3: Everything we know so far before the premiere of the new season

Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for Big Sky Season 3 to premiere on ABC.