New Big Sky cast member Janina Gavankar just shared a behind-the-scenes sunrise picture from the set on her Twitter. The show is currently working on its second season before its premiere in September. Gavankar is one of the new actors joining the cast this year.
She’s known for her work on Borderlands, Stucco, The Morning Show, True Blood, and The Way Back.
“Good morning @/BigskyABC” the actress wrote in a tweet. The photo shows the sun rising over a lot of trailers.
According to Deadline, Gavankar is set to play Ren, a woman new to Helena who calls in Cassie and Jenny for help after her employee gets into a fishy car wreck. But she may not be a protagonist for Cassie and Jenny.
Apparently, Ren is a big believer in keeping your friends close but your enemies closer. She’s looking for someone who betrayed her. And somehow, this all may spell bad news for Cassie and Jenny.
Gavankar is one of the Many New Cast Members Joining ‘Big Sky’ For Season 2
Janina Gavankar and her character Ren are a part of a bigger move on behalf of Big Sky to change up the show. While Ronald is still a threat, it’s clear he’s not going to be the only “big bad” of season 2. This year, the remaining Kleinsassers won’t even be involved in the show at all.
Omar Metwally, who played U.S. Marshal Mark Lindor, has been promoted to a series regular for season 2. Logan Marshall-Green, known for his work on The Invitation, Upgrade, Devil, and Prometheus is also joining the series as a regular.
Madelyn Kientz is also coming to Big Sky to play the key role of Cassie’s younger sister, Max. Max and her friends will somehow be crucially involved in the events that unfold in season 2.
Another exciting addition to the cast of Big Sky is Meadow Soprano actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who will play a waitress whose life-changing plans with her boyfriend are brought to a grinding halt when he goes missing. However, when she goes to Cassie and Jenny for help, she oddly withholds crucial information.
You Can Catch The Drama Next Month in a New Timeslot
How all these characters will connect and fit into the greater world is still unknown, but fans don’t have much longer to wait until they can start putting the pieces together. Big Sky will come back on Thursday, September 30th at 10/9 central on ABC.
Big Sky will now air on Thursdays and follow ABCs major rating powerhouse, Grey’s Anatomy. That airtime is likely to give Big Sky a much-needed boost in the ratings, and after slipping last year, it really needs it. With a major change in its cast, a new timeslot, and new mysteries, it seems like the show is growing into something new.