ABC is heading back to Big Sky country.
The network has renewed the David E. Kelley drama for a second season in 2021-22. The pickup comes as no surprise, as Big Sky is ABC’s most watched first year series and among the top rookies overall this season.
The series will also get a new showrunner in season two. Elwood Reid (National Geographic’s Barkskins, FX’s The Bridge), who joined the show for the second half of this season, will take the reins from Kelley, who will remain involved creatively. Kelley has several other series in the works at various outlets, including The Lincoln Lawyer at Netflix, Nine Perfect Strangers at Hulu and Love and Death at HBO Max.
The series follows Private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt who join forces with his estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But 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.
Big Sky is the second scripted series to earn a place on ABC’s 2021-22 schedule, following Monday’s renewal of The Good Doctor.