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ABC announced the Big Sky Season 3 premiere return date, and it’s sooner than expected. Fans still have a long wait, but Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) and Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick) will be back before we know it. Take a look at the new night, returning cast, and everything else we know about Big Sky Season 3 on ABC

When will ‘Big Sky’ Season 3 return? The 2022 Premiere Release Date

The Big Sky Season 3 premiere release date is Sept. 21, 2022, which is earlier than the previous seasons. Big Sky Season 1 premiered on Nov. 17, 2020, and season 2 returned on Sept. 30, 2021. The Montana Highway drama bounced back and forth between Wednesdays and Thursdays but settled on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET for season 3.

‘Big Sky’ Season 3 cast returning

In addition to Winnick and Bunbury, Omar Metwally is likely to return as Mark Lindor. In the last few minutes of the Big Sky Season 2 finale, Mark and Denise (Dedee Pfeiffer) attempted to search the John Milton hard drive. Pfeiffer will likely continue her role as the secretary at Dewell & Hoyt. Jesse James Keitel reprised her role as Jerrie Kennedy for season 2; however, she didn’t have a significant storyline. Viewers hope she returns, but ABC did not announce whether she has a part in season 3.

ABC upgraded Jamie-Lynn Sigler to a series regular. Her character, Tonya, began as a server at a local diner. However, she quickly moved up in the ranks as Ren Bhullar’s (Janina Gavankar) right-hand woman. Since Tonya, Donno (Ryan O’Nan), and Ren make a great team, O’Nan and Gavankar will likely reprise their roles.

Travis Stone (Logan Marshall-Green) left Big Sky Season 2 in the last few minutes to search for the love of his life, Kate Garza. However, the storyline left fans wondering whether Kate is still alive, so viewers could see Marshall-Green in season 3.

Deadline reported that Jensen Ackles joins Jenny and Cassie as Sheriff Beau Arlen. Reba McEntire also joins the season 3 cast as Sunny Brick. She’s the mercurial matriarch of the Brick Family — a successful backcountry outfitter with a secret history of missing customers. So, it sounds like Reba is the new villain in the upcoming season. 

‘Big Sky’ Season 3 plot and everything else we know about the return

'Big Sky' Season 2 finale Katheryn Winnick as Jenny Hoyt and Jensen Ackles as Beau Arlen stand next to each other
‘Big Sky’ Season 2: Katheryn Winnick as Jenny Hoyt and Jensen Ackles as Beau Arlen | Anna Kooris/ABC/Getty Images

Is ‘Big Sky’ On Tonight? Here’s When and What Time to Expect the Return of Season 3

When Big Sky Season 3 returns for the premiere date in September 2022, a new villain comes to town; Sunny Brick. Now that Ronald Pergman is dead, creator David E. Kelley had to add more crime and deception. Jenny and Cassie will work closely with Sheriff Beau Arlen. Mark Lindor and Denise continue to work on the John Milton angle. However, it’s not evident how much the Bhullar family drug cartel will play into season 3 since Constance Zimmer’s character, Alicia, left with a lump sum of money from Ren.

Big Sky Season 3 premieres on Sept. 21, 2022, at 10 p.m. ET.