More Details About C.J. Box’s TV Series Announced

Wyoming author C.J. Box says his TV show will debut on Tuesdays and teased readers about a Joe Pickett project.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

August 20, 20202 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

For those of you interested in Wyoming author CJ Box’s new TV show this fall (we are), Box  released more details on his Facebook page.

Although ABC network execs haven’t announced when the series will start, “Big Sky” will air on Tuesday nights.

The show is centered around the character Cassie Dewell. If you want more background on her and the other characters in the story, you should read Box’s book “The Highway”.

Dewel, Box says, will be played by Kylie Bunbury while Cody Hoyt will be played by Ryan Phillippe.

For more cast information, check this out.

TV writing is different from book writing, Box said, and that means he’s not involved in the day-to-day production.

“Television, unlike novel writing, is a collaborative process involving producers, writers, and actors,” Box said.

“David E. Kelley is the consummate professional with an unbelievable track record (Big Little Lies, Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally Mcbeal and many others).  We trust him.  Or, in other words, our ‘input’ is to provide the source material,” he said.

As for rumors about a Joe Picket series or movie, Box said just wait a bit.

“There will be a very exciting announcement this winter or spring that we can’t yet discuss.  But watch this space,” he said.

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

State Political Reporter