By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
The “Joe Pickett” television series, based on Wyoming author C.J. Box’s famous game warden, has been renewed for a second season, Spectrum Originals announced Wednesday.
According to Deadline, Katherine Pope, head of Spectrum Originals, said that the C.J Box adaptation was watched by more than 1 million households in the first month after its December launch, making it the company’s most-watched original before the full season was released.
Box said he was pleased with the news.
“I am thrilled to hear there will be a season two of Joe Pickett on Spectrum as well as the fact that more people will be able to see the series when it streams on Paramount-Plus later this year,” Box told Cowboy State Daily on Wednesday. “We loved season one, and there is no better experience for an author than to see his books come to life in an authentic way that is true to the novels.”
The series debuted in early December on Spectrum and ended its first season run later that month.
Pope hopes that Pickett series can go on “forever.”
“It’s an evergreen show,” she said. “There’s an opportunity with this show to continue to grow it and take the journey with these characters.”
Season one followed the Pickett family members as they found themselves in the crosshairs when a murder victim wound up on their doorstep and they were forced to navigate a tangled web of schemes, secrets and conspiracy amidst the scenic vistas of the Wyoming wilderness
Box is serving as an executive producer on the series, as he did for “Big Sky,” which is based on his Cassie Dewell novels.
Box has written 20 Pickett novels, so the showrunners definitely have a lot of material to use for the series, should it be renewed for a third season.
New Zealand actor Michael Dornan portrays Pickett in the series.