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Rex Linn Joins ‘Big Sky’ Season 3

Rex Linn (Young SheldonBetter Call Saul)  has joined Season 3 of “Big Sky.”  Linn will join girlfriend Reba McEntire on the series.  The series returns to ABC on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, and streams the next day on Hulu.  The third season will also be coming to Disney+ internationally including the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada however a release date for these regions will be announced at a later date.

According to Deadline, Linn will portray Buck Barnes, husband of McEntire’s character Sunny Barnes. The pair owns Sunny Day Excursions which specializes in glamping. An exclusive first-look photo of the couple from Deadline is above.

“We’re having a blast,” McEntire told Deadline while promoting their upcoming Lifetime movie The Hammer. “We’re still in the middle of shooting. We were on set last night [August 11] and there was a full moon. I think we broke around 12:54 a.m. Mountain time. “It was a long night but so beautiful. We are really loving it.”

“Wait until you see her in this!” Linn teased proudly before McEntire confirmed she will portray a villain for the first time. Sunny is described as the mercurial matriarch of the Brick Family, a successful backcountry outfitter with a secret history of missing customers.

In “Big Sky” Season 3 titled “Deadly Trails,” private detective Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury), undersheriff Jenny Hoyt, and newly appointed sheriff Beau Arlen (Jensen Ackles) maintain order in Helena, Montana. But when a local backcountry trip led by charismatic outfitter Sunny Barnes (fka Sunny Brick) (Reba McEntire) goes awry, the trio face their most formidable mystery yet –  in which no camper can be trusted and where danger lurks around every jagged rock and gnarled tree.

The series stars Katheryn Winnick as Jenny Hoyt, Kylie Bunbury as Cassie Dewell, Brian Geraghty as Ronald Pergman, Dedee Pfeiffer as Denise Brisbane, Omar Metwally as Mark Lindor, Anja Savcic as Scarlet Leyendecker and Janina Gavankar as Ren.  Jamie-Lynn Sigler has also been upped to series regular for Season 3. She had a recurring role in Season 2 as Tonya.

Luke Mitchell (Blindspot), Seth Gabel (Salem), Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Anirudh Pisharody (9-1-1) and Madalyn Horcher (Gracepoint) recently joined the cast in recurring roles.  In addition, J. Anthony Pena who plays Deputy Mo Poppernak, has been upped to series regular for the upcoming third season.

They join previously announced cast for Season 3 Reba McEntire and  Jensen Ackles (Supernatural).

Based on the series of books by C.J. Box, “Big Sky” is executive produced by David E. Kelley, Elwood Reid and Ross Fineman, and is produced by 20th Television in association with A+E Studios. 20th Television is a part of Disney Television Studios.

You can watch a sneak peek of the upcoming season below:

Linn can currently be seen in a recurring role in AMC’s Better Call Saul, CBS’ Young Sheldon and Apple TV+ series Roar.  Linn will also be seen opposite John Stamos in Disney+’s series Big Shot.  Linn and McEntire will first appear together on TV Lifetime’s The Hammer.

Previous seasons of “Big Sky” are available to Stream now on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ in many countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada.

Source: Deadline

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