‘Big Sky’ Actor Promoted to Series Regular Ahead of Season 2

by Samantha Whidden

Following the first season’s finale cliffhanger, the production team behind ABC’s crime drama thriller Big Sky has confirmed that Omar Metwally, who plays U.S. Marshal, Mark Lindor, will be returning as a series regular for the show’s second season. 

TVLine reveals while Metwally’s character (spoiler alert) was left for dead in Big Sky’s season finale, he will be making a return in the next season. Omar Metwally is best known for his role as Dr. Vik Ullah on the Showtime series The Affair. He was also in other TV series including Mr. Robot, The Good Wife, Fringe, and Miral. 

Big Sky is a crime thriller drama that followers a private detective team that has joined forces with an ex-cop to solve a kidnapping case in Montana. Starring in the series is Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury, Brian Geraghty, and Dedee Pfeiffer. Cruel Intentions star Ryan Phillippe also appears on the series as Cody Hoyt. He left during the show’s pilot super twist.

Ryan Phillippe Talks Short Lived Role on Big Sky 

While chatting with Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Philippe talks about his reaction to his Big Sky character leaving the show early on. “[The role] was presented to me as such,” Ryan states. “I kind of wish they didn’t, [but] my agents did give me the heads up about the character’s fate.”

Ryan also explains that he began to think that his Big Sky character was going to be the show’s focus. “I hadn’t read the books either. There are many fans of the series of books by C.J. Box and they would know the fate of the Cody character.”

He does admit he is slightly worried about his fans being upset with him for taking on the role. Ryan also says that doesn’t think his fans are going to expect the Big Sky plot twist. “Here’s the thing. I feel like so much in entertainment today is redundant, of you can see the twist coming a mile away.”

Ryan Reveals How He Kept Big Sky’s Plot Twist a Secret

Also speaking to the media outlet about keeping Big Sky’s super twist a secret, Ryan admits he told his mom so she shouldn’t be too disappointed. “There were a couple of things early on in talking about the show [where] we had to be careful about the tense in which you spoke of the character.” 

Philippe then says that he’s not necessarily a social person so it wasn’t that difficult for him. He does confirm that his character is 100% dead and there’s no chance of him returning to the show. “I think when you et shot in the face, it’s hard to bounce back from that.”

Big Sky is set to return on September 30th at 10/9CT on ABC.