When she’s not knee-deep in a town full of murder, mystery, and crime as Jenny Hoyt in “Big Sky,” Katheryn Winnick will be starting an all-new project.
Winnick is currently the star of “Big Sky” on ABC. She acts alongside Kylie Bunbury, who plays private investigator Cassie Dewell in the series.
Winnick recently announced the big news of a new project on her Instagram account. She wrote, “So excited to announce my new project, LYING IN WAIT. #Director #Producer.”
‘Big Sky’ Actor and ‘Lying in Wait’
The “Big Sky” actor will be developing the book “Lying in Wait” for a mini-series. This is the 2016 sophomore psychological thriller book by author Liz Nugent. The book explores the after-effects of a young woman’s murder on two different families. Lydia Fitzsimons is one of the main characters. She is a wife, judge, and mother.
The family lives in an expensive and expansive house in Dublin. The picture-perfect life begins to crumble when her son discovers a dark secret within the walls of their family home.
“I was captivated by the interesting and dynamic characters Liz Nugent created in Lying In Wait. I couldn’t put the book down … knew it was something I needed to be a part of the second I finished reading it,” Winnick said to Deadline regarding the upcoming project.
In addition, Treasure Entertainment’s Rebecca O’Flanagan and Robert Walpole will produce the series. Nugent’s other award-winning suspense novels include “Unraveling Oliver,” “Skin Deep,” and “Little Cruelties.”
“I am so particularly delighted that Lying in Wait will be produced by my old friends at Treasure Entertainment, a company whose work I have long admired. I’m also thrilled that a luminary of the caliber of Katheryn Winnick will direct. I am looking forward to working with such a dynamic and hard-working team. My mind is racing with the possibilities of how, together, we might bring this modern Gothic story to life on screen,” Nugent said to the news outlet.
Romance for Jenny on ‘Big Sky’
Meanwhile, over on “Big Sky,” Jenny Hoyt is in a web of new crime and danger as she also takes on working with the badge again.
She has had a new romance with Travis casually this entire season. He works as an undercover cop for a shady local crime syndicate. Amongst getting caught in a standoff with the crew as well as a heated argument with Travis, Jenny realizes something.
“This is the episode where she realizes her feelings are more involved. She needs to do whatever it takes to make sure he’s OK, and even use her badge to cross the lines of the law to hopefully find him again. She is on the hunt,” Winnick said to TV Insider.