ABC Releases Teasers For C.J. Box TV Show, “Big Sky”

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

ABC recently released two teasers for “Big Sky,” the series based on Wyoming author C.J. Box’s Cassie Dewell novels.

The teasers were released Sunday on YouTube and on the show’s official Twitter account. Each video is 15 seconds long.

One teaser shows shots of the Montana landscape while viewers hear a radio announcement from the fictional AM radio station 790 when suddenly the soundtrack is disrupted by gunshots.

The second teaser features a woman narrating, again with images of Montana, ending with a person running through the woods.

“They say Montana is like no place on Earth,” the woman (likely Cassie Dewell) says. “People come here to relax, unwind or even just…disappear.”

The show is being created by TV writer and producer David E. Kelley, who has also created shows such as “Big Little Lies,” “Boston Legal,” “Ally McBeal” and “Mr. Mercedes.” Kelley will write multiple episodes and serve as the showrunner for the first season.

Box will act as an executive producer on the series.

The show will focus on private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt, who team up with Cody’s estranged wife, Jenny, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote road in Montana. The detectives soon find out those aren’t the only girls who have disappeared, beginning a race against time to stop the killer.

The cast will inculde Kylie Bunbury as Cassie Dewell, Katheryn Winnick as Jenny Hoyt and Ryan Phillippe as Cody Hoyt.

“(The television series will) be dark and scary,” Box said in an interview in February. “A lot of people who have read it say it is one of the creepiest things they’ve ever read. The pilot I read scared me, even though I knew what was going to happen.”

The series is set to premiere later this year and has already been ordered for a full first season.

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