Continue on the lonely road. Kylie Bunbury Katheryn Winnick’sSeason 3 will see the return of the begrudging buddy cop duo Big Sky.
The ABC crime thriller, which premiered in November 2020, follows Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt (Winnick), as they team up in solving mysterious cases that haunt a Montana small town.
The show is based upon the popular novel series The HighwayBy C.J. Box.The first season followed an ex-cop and private investigator on a dangerous path around a mysterious highway kidnapping. The second season saw the pair investigating a car accident that revealed surprising secrets about their past.
Burbury and Winnick are not the only stars of the hit series. DeDee Pafeiffer (Denise Brisbane), Brian Geraghty (Ronald Pergman), Omar Metwally (Mark Lindor), Anja Savcic (Scarlet Leyendecker), Janina Gavankar(Ren). Ryan Phillippe(Cody Hoyt), in supporting roles.
Phillippe, who was promoted as the star before the show’s premiere, was tragically killed off in a shocking narrative twist by the end of the pilot. Although Cody was always marked to die, there was much debate over when and how it should happen.
“I’ve been with this project since the inception and we kept playing with ‘When does Cody die?’” executive producer Ross Fineman revealed during the show’s Paleyfest L.A panel in March 2021. “For a while there, it was actually in the second script, and there was a great cliffhanger, which I can’t remember at the moment, at the end of the first script.”
While Fineman worried that giving the ax to the most marketable actor could “alienate” theCruel Intentions star’s fans, the show was careful to “keep Cody alive emotionally” to ensure viewers stayed invested.
Phillippe, for his part, was surprised but ultimately satisfied with the decision about his character’s fate.
“I was shocked certainly, and I think that’s also what made me so excited about it,” the CrashStar spoke of the twist during a November 2020 event Big Sky panel. “So often in entertainment, you can see what’s coming a month away, and to have moments in a series like this where it kind of takes your breath away, when you are absolutely shocked and did not see it coming, it’s exciting to me.”
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