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Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20



From visionary storyteller David E. Kelley ("Big Little Lies") comes "Big Sky," a thriller created by Kelley who will write multiple episodes and serve as showrunner in its premiere season. Private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt 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," premieres TUESDAY, NOV. 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST).

"Big Sky" stars 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, Valerie Mahaffey as Helen Pergman with John Carroll Lynch as Rick Legarski and Ryan Phillippe as Cody Hoyt. Based on the series of books by C.J. Box, "Big Sky" is executive produced by David E. Kelley, Ross Fineman, Matthew Gross, Paul McGuigan, C.J. Box 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.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

I saw this commercial a couple weeks ago and it looks interesting. Iíll check it out.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

https://deadline.com/2020/09/big-sky...on-1234588828/

It's a 10 episode season. It's currently being filmed in Vancouver and they started filming in late August under the COVID guidelines and testing. I'm glad to see Phillippe get away from doing his shitty straight to video movies.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

I got a major Picket Fences vibe when I saw the trailer. I don't know how that would work in 2020.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

I get the vibe of a series that is going to be canceled after the first season and the story never wrapped up.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

David E. Kelley's going to have 2 shows airing this Fall. This and The Undoing on HBO.

Every show he's created and produced in the last 7 years has had more than 1 season.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

Premieres tonight
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

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I got a major Picket Fences vibe when I saw the trailer. I don't know how that would work in 2020.
I would love a new version of Picket Fences. It was so great. And I still can't find it on DVD (besides S1) nor on the streaming services.

I'm a sucker for DEK shows. It's not that they don't last, but he usually stops writing for them after a season or 2.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

Phillippe, Winnick and Bunbury were on the morning talk shows today on ABC promoting this.

As for Sepinwall's opinion, I don't really have the same tastes/opinions as he does. He always seems like a cranky middle aged man who complains more often because he never has enough time. He sticks with very few new shows.

He hates The Undoing on HBO (also a DEK show), which I think has been really good so far.

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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

As someone coming in blind, it seemed fine to me, though it's still early.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

Oh shit!!! I did not expect that ending at all. Wow.

That was surprisingly really entertaining. It was straight up thriller.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

Sounds like I'll have to check this out tomorrow on my day off. I'm going to avoid this thread in case of spoilers.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

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Oh shit!!! I did not expect that ending at all. Wow.

That was surprisingly really entertaining. It was straight up thriller.
Yeah, I didn't want to say too much but

Spoiler:

I wasn't that surprised about the Highway Patrol man turning out like that. They expanded the plot from a one off to including a cult so you knew that others were in on it and he was a prime suspect, but that scene was still surprising. They basically took out any semblance of a strong male protagonist (though we haven't seen much of the son).


It was enough of a hook to get me to watch, certainly a "this is how this show is going to go" scene.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

I hated everything up until that final ďshotĒ.

Sloppy writing and lots of unnecessary scenes.

What was the point of the fight with the girls inside the truck?
Didnt lead to anything and didnít do anything to movie the story.

Two woman fighting over a man, boring.

The trucker has an overbearing mom. Been there a million times.


This show better have more then just an interesting little shocker at the end of the pilot.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

Also I think every bit of dialog was adr’d.

Every bite that Drew Carey’s brother took was way over done and he was eating a lot in this ep.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

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Yeah, I didn't want to say too much but

Spoiler:

I wasn't that surprised about the Highway Patrol man turning out like that. They expanded the plot from a one off to including a cult so you knew that others were in on it and he was a prime suspect, but that scene was still surprising. They basically took out any semblance of a strong male protagonist (though we haven't seen much of the son).




It was enough of a hook to get me to watch, certainly a "this is how this show is going to go" scene.
Yea, that twist with him was telegraphed the whole episode. I wasnít surprised.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

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Yea, that twist with him was telegraphed the whole episode. I wasnít surprised.
I expected it just from the previews. I didn't care for this - it just all felt like it has been done before. I liked the cast. It will probably be alright for someone who hasn't seen as much TV as I have.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

Definitely not like Picket Fences. Pretty unrealistic but I guess the last shot was shocking so I will keep watching to see how it goes.
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I've read that the central mystery of the premiere will be solved by the fifth episode. Of course, that could mean a number of different things in regards to the ongoing story.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

I was not expecting that ending...

Is this gonna be a show with a bunch of flashbacks or is he done after episode 1?
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

Just watched the first ep. Not that great, but that ending was definitely a surprise. Ep 2 is being DVR'd right now, so I'll check it out soon.
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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

The 2nd episode wasn't really a great follow up to the Pilot. I did kind of roll my eyes when Jerrie showed his private parts to Ronald and he just kind of brushed it off.

3rd episode this week was better and at least had some movement and things happening. Although I'm not sure how Rick and Ronald united together for this human trafficking ring.

It also really established that Winnick and Bunbury are now the leads of the show.

At 1st I was thinking that fisherman that Grace ran into for help may have been part of it. That would have been more interesting than him becoming an accidental victim and getting killed by Rick.

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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

I was watching an old Chicago PD rerun from when Brian Geraghty was still on the show. All I can see him as now is the weirdo who's mother tells him to go masturbate to relieve stress.

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Re: Big Sky (ABC) -- S: Phillippe, Bunbury, Winnick -- Created by David E. Kelley -- Premieres 11/17/20

Iím not enjoying this show.

Donít think I care for the atmosphere or the aesthetic of the show.
Donít like the idea.
Donít like the thing with the son and his mother.
Two bumbling idiots in the middle of a trafficking ring isnít something Iím interested in.

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