C.J. Box Posts New Trailer For Upcoming TV Show ‘Big Sky’

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If you are counting down the days before Wyoming author C.J. Box’s TV series “Big Sky” premieres, you only have about a month to go.

The launch date is November 17. To whet your appetite, Box on Tuesday posted the new trailer on his Facebook page. 

“The most beautiful places hide the darkest secrets,” Box said.

Although the video starts up happy and upbeat with two young girls singing while they’re driving up to Montana, it quickly takes a dark turn when their car overheats at night (of course) and someone bashes in one of the car’s windows just as one girl says “lock the door.”

And it’s all downhill from there.

The TV show is based on C.J. Box’s 2013 novel “The Highway” which is about a long-haul trucker who is a serial killer.

Last year, Box told Cowboy State Daily the book is “the creepiest thing I ever wrote.”

“The television series will be dark and scary,” Box said. “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 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.

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