Is ‘Big Sky’ Season 2 Over? Here’s How Many Episodes Remain and When It Returns

Big Sky Season 2 is currently on a break from airing new episodes on ABC. However, the season is not over yet, and more Big Sky episodes return soon with Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick) and Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury). 

Is ‘Big Sky’ over for the season?

'Big Sky' Janina Gavankar and Vinny Chhibber with guns in hand in the dark as Ren and Jag
‘Big Sky’: Janina Gavankar as Ren and Vinny Chhibber as Jag | ABC/Anna Kooris

Many viewers thought that Big Sky Season 2 might be over; however, more episodes are on the way. So, how many episodes are left in Big Sky Season 2? There are three episodes left to conclude season 2 of the Highway series.

Although season 1 only had 16 episodes, season 2 has 18. Big Sky Season 2 takes an extended break until it returns on May 5, 2022, for episode 16. Then the show returns in back-to-back weeks until the finale. The Big Sky Season 2 finale airs on ABC on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 10 p.m. ET.

Is ‘Big Sky’ Canceled?

Although many viewers worry that ABC might cancel Big Sky, they did not renew Big Sky for season 2 until May 2021. So, Big Sky did not get canceled yet, and fans will likely hear of a renewal in May 2022 because of the solid ratings.

In November 2021, news outlets began reporting a surge in delayed viewing of ABC’s Thursday night shows — Big SkyGrey’s Anatomy, and Station 19The Hollywood Reporter found that roughly one-third of the three dramas’ total viewers came from streaming services. When the outlet narrowed the viewership to only adults under 50, over half of the ratings came from digital sources. 

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In that same report, the publication found that Big Sky had over 11 million viewers and a 2.16 demo rating after 35 days across all platforms. Those are massive numbers for season 2, although down from season 1, with 14.7 million viewers across all platforms. The current season 2 ratings show a 40% dip in the demo, averaging 2.8 million viewers live (TV Fanatic). However, the audience jumps to 6.17 million viewers with a 0.7 rating after only one week of digital viewership. With ratings that high, a renewal is likely for Big Sky Season 3.

What to expect when Season 2 returns for episode 16

In the Big Sky Season 2 Episode 16 preview, Travis Stone (Logan Marshall-Green) and Donno (Ryan O’Nan) speak to Jenny from inside a truck. However, she doesn’t know that Donno has a gun and instructions from Veer Bhullar (Bernard White) to kill her. Donno wants Travis to convince Jenny that she should go for a ride with them. However, it’s evident that they do not kill Jenny at that moment because she’s in several other clips.

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“If you don’t stop going after them, they’re gonna kill you,” Travis yells at Jenny in another scene. 

Travis tries to warn Jenny that the Bhullars want her dead. Then in another clip, Deputy Poppernak (J. Anthony Pena) informs Jenny that someone shot Sheriff Tubb (Patrick Gallagher). Jenny and Cassie rush to the scene, and he’s alive but doesn’t look good. 

The way that things are building in Big Sky Season 2, it looks like the finale might be a full shootout like the ending of season 1. It’s not immediately clear who shot Tubb, but he’s not at the Bhullar residence. Instead, it looks like he could be at Richard Ford’s (Dallas Roberts) home. Richard’s son died in Big Sky Season 2 Episode 14, and he went missing in the following episode. 

Big Sky Season 2 returns for episode 16 on May 5, 2022. The series typically airs on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET after Grey’s Anatomy and is available for streaming the next day on Hulu.

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