By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
“Big Sky,” the series adapted from C.J. Box’s Cassie Dewell novels, has officially been renewed for a second season at ABC.
The Wyoming author shared the news on Tuesday, along with an article from Deadline that confirmed the renewal.
“#BigSky will be back to solve more crimes! ABC has renewed the drama for a second season,” Box wrote on social media.
The first season of the series will wrap up sometime this month, ending with 16 episodes. It was not announced how many episodes will be produced for the second season.
The series has been a hit for ABC since it premiered in the fall, raking in millions of viewers, including horror author Stephen King.
Screenwriter and producer Elwood Reid will be showrunner for the second season of “Big Sky,” taking over for David E. Kelley, who also worked on hit series such as “Big Little Lies.”
Reid has worked on other shows such as “The Chi” and “The Bridge.”
The first season follows private detective Cassie Dewell, played by Kylie Bunbury, and ex-cop Jenny Hoyt, played by Katheryn Winnick, who join forces to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana.
When they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken.