Janina Gavankar will join the cast of “Big Sky” Season 2 as a series regular. The actress will join returning series regulars Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury, Brian Geraghty and Dedee Pfeiffer as well as Omar Metally and Anja Savcic, who will now have regular roles instead of recurring for Season 2.
The series is based on The Highway series of books by C.J. Box. In Season 2, when private detectives Cassie Dewell (Bunbury) and Jenny Hoyt (Winnick) reunite to investigate a car wreck outside of Helena, Montana, 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.
According to Deadline, Gavankar will play Ren who is new to Helena. After a simple business transaction results in a messy car wreck involving one of her employees, Ren comes to town hellbent on getting answers. Now she must find out who betrayed her, but the more rocks she overturns, the more snakes she will discover. Ren’s moves are calculated and she strongly believes that it is best to keep your enemies close, which may spell bad news for Dewell & Hoyt.
Gavankar’s credits include Sleepy Hollow, The Mysteries of Laura, The Way Back, and Apple TV+’s The Morning Show. She can next be seen in Amazon’s Invasion, and Borderlands.
Elwood Reid (The Chi, The Bridge, Barkskins) has been set as showrunner for Season 2. He takes over running the show from series creator and executive producer David E. Kelley who will remain as an exec producer and will still be involved creatively.
Production on Season 2 is set to begin in August 2021 and continue through April 2022 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. A release date for Season 2 has not been set yet.