Will ABC listen to the demands of the fans and greenlight Big Sky for another season? Here is everything we know so far about the Big Sky Season 4 renewal status.
The last time the viewers tuned into streaming the much anticipated third season of Big Sky, it turned out to be a roaring success with a fairly good reception from loyal fans and critics around the world, which has once again left fans clamoring for more of this American crime drama thriller series created by David E. Kelley and based on The Highway series of books by C. J. Box.
Ever since the final episode of the third season aired back in January, fans have been eagerly anticipating news of a fourth installment. The loyal fans have started to raise questions all over social media, with the most frequently raised question being, “Will we get to see Big Sky Season 4?” If you are wondering the same thing, then you have reached the right place!
As we at Web News Observer have compiled all the details you need to know about the fate of this beloved series on the ABC network.
Big Sky Season 4: What is the current status of the series?
As of April 2023, we can confirm to the readers that there is no official news from ABC regarding the renewal or cancellation of the series, but there are some hints and speculations that can be found online insinuating its delayed renewal as the fate of the show still remains unknown.
Ever since the premiere of the third season’s final episode, “That Old Feeling,” back on January 18, 2023, the fans turned a bit impatient and are left wondering why the show has yet to be renewed. To clear up any doubts, the first reason why Big Sky Season 4 hasn’t been renewed yet could be the fact that ABC Entertainment has a new president, Craig Erwich, who recently joined the network.
He may be taking his time to look at the show’s ratings, fans’ reactions, and other factors before deciding whether or not to renew the show for another season. These factors might not seem that important, but for us, they help to evaluate and establish the popularity to map out the future seasons of this series.
That’s not all, as another potential reason that has been up for debate for months is the cast’s availability, which seems to not have been cleared so far and leading to delays for the series renewal and production. The series features a star-studded cast that includes Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury, Ryan Phillippe, and John Carroll Lynch.
With these actors’ schedules potentially booked up with other projects, it may be challenging to find a time that works for all parties involved. Additionally, the production of Big Sky is incredibly complex, with filming taking place in several locations across Canada and the United States, which has added further complications with the approval of filming permits, travel restrictions, COVID-19 quarantine, and precautionary measures slowing down the production process.
It also takes a lot of time to clear up the schedule in advance for the series to get renewed for additional seasons. Lastly, Big Sky is a show that relies heavily on its storyline, and the writing team is likely working on creating a new storyline that will yet again captivate audiences. It could potentially take time to create a script that satisfies the fanbase and keeps them interested.
In conclusion, while the future of Big Sky remains uncertain, there are many potential reasons why Season 4 has yet to be renewed. However, fans remain hopeful that their favorite show will be back for another thrilling season sooner rather than later.
Big Sky Season 4: What’s our prediction?
Many reports have confirmed that the third season of Big Sky averaged a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.28 million viewers in the live+same-day ratings, which might seem great, but for a show of this caliber, that represents a 12% decline in viewership and an 18% decline in the demo compared to season two.
Other economic variables may also play a role in a show’s destiny, and right now we know that higher-rated shows are renewed while lower-rated ones are discontinued.
Despite the fact that the series has typically performed worse in overnight ratings than it does in delayed seven-day viewing, which frequently more than doubles its audience, we are certain that Big Sky will be renewed for a fourth season in the coming months; it just takes a little longer than before.
We know that the reception might have declined, but that doesn’t mean that the impact of the series should be underestimated, so there is no way the network will just scrap it suddenly.
On the other hand, if the show is renewed in the coming months, we can predict that the potential release date might happen sometime around late 2023 or even 2024 if filming begins by mid-2023, as the prior three chapters also had a similar year gap. In order to receive updates on when Big Sky Season 4 premieres on ABC, interested viewers can also enable notifications.
Until then, fans should keep a close eye on the social media handles to learn about any new updates and developments and stream the prior seasons.
Big Sky is available to watch on the ABC network and Hulu. Moreover, all the episodes of 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 it on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu, depending on the user’s location and preference.
In the meantime, check out the official trailer of Big Sky Season 3 which is produced by Disney Television Studios’ 20th Television for ABC below:
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more Big Sky Season 4 updates.