“Big Sky” Cancelled After Three Seasons
Disney’s ABC has opted not to renew the drama series, David E. Kelley’s “Big Sky” for a fourth season after the third season struggled to attract enough viewers. The show averaged around 2 million viewers each week for its linear premiere, though the streaming viewers on Hulu were big enough to get the show renewed in the past. Viewing numbers for the third season were generally down on the previous seasons. The series has also been released as a Star Original on Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ worldwide.
“Big Sky” follows private detectives Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt as they reunite to investigate a car wreck outside of Helena, Montana, and they soon discover that the case may not be as straightforward as it seems. As they unravel the mystery of the accident, their worlds will collide with a band of unsuspecting teens, a flirtatious face from Jenny’s past, and a vicious outsider hellbent on finding answers.
Disney has begun a major cost-cutting drive across the company and is looking to drastically reduce the amount of general entertainment content it is making, focusing on creating fewer titles, but trying to curate a better line up. Recently, Disney revealed during its latest quarterly financial results investors call that it would be removing content from its streaming services to reduce costs and other tax benefits. With this series now cancelled, it’s possible that Disney could remove “Big Sky” from its streaming services, as it has with some other recently cancelled shows, though, with three seasons, it’s less likely, but still possible, so if you haven’t watched the latest season or have a few more episodes to go (like myself) to finish the final season, I’d recommend doing it soon.
“Big Sky: Deadly Trails” stars Katheryn Winnick as Jenny Hoyt, Kylie Bunbury as Cassie Dewell, Dedee Pfeiffer as Denise Brisbane, Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Tonya Wallis, J. Anthony Pena as Deputy Mo Poppernak, Jensen Ackles as Beau Arlen and Reba McEntire as Sunny Barnes.
Based on the series of books by C.J. Box, “Big Sky: Deadly Trails” is executive produced by David E. Kelley, Elwood Reid and Ross Fineman. Elwood Reid (“The Chi,” “Hawaii Five-0”) serves as showrunner and executive producer. “Big Sky: Deadly Trails” is produced by 20th Television in association with A+E Studios. It’s unknown if the A+E Network, who makes the show with 20th Television, will try to find a new home for the show.
All three seasons of “Big Sky” are currently available to stream now on Hulu, Star+ and on Disney+ internationally.