When the case of two missing young women pulls in Katheryn Winnick's Jenny Hoyt, Kylie Bunbury's Cassie Dewell, or Ryan Phillippe's Cody Hoyt to investigate, the doors to something larger, darker, and even more sinister begin to open when ABC and David E. Kelley's (Big Little Lies) drama-thriller Big Sky premieres in only a matter of hours. Before it does, the cast is offering viewers unfamiliar with author C.J. Box's series of books some thoughts on what they can expect (though we like our True Detective-meets-Twin Peaks-meets-Ozark description).
With ABC and Kelley's series-opener set to kick off Tuesday, November 17, welcome to the world of Big Sky:
Big Sky season 1, episode 1 "Pilot": While on a road trip to visit her boyfriend in Montana, Danielle Sullivan and her sister Grace are kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote part of the highway, setting off a chain of events that leads private detectives Cody Hoyt and Cassie Dewell to team up with Cody's estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for the sisters. But when the investigators discover these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, it's clear they've stumbled onto something much bigger than them all. Written by David E. Kelley and directed by Paul McGuigan.
ABC's Big Sky stars Ryan Phillippe as Cody Hoyt, Katheryn Winnick as Jenny Hoyt, Kylie Bunbury as Cassie Dewell, Brian Geraghty as Ronald Pergman, Dedee Pfeiffer as Denise Brisbane, Natalie Alyn Lind as Danielle Sullivan, Jade Pettyjohn as Grace Sullivan, Jesse James Keitel as Jerrie Kennedy and John Carroll Lynch as Rick Legarski. Guest-starring in the season-opener are Gage Marsh as Justin Hoyt, Jeffrey Joseph as Joseph Dewell, Brooke Smith as Merilee Legarski, and Gabriel Jacob-Cross as Kai Dewell.
Based on the series of books by Box, Big Sky is executive produced by Box, Kelley, Ross Fineman, Matthew Gross, Paul McGuigan, and Gwyneth Horder-Payton, and is produced by 20th Television in association with A+E Studios. 20th Television is a part of Disney Television Studios, alongside ABC Signature and Touchstone Television.