EXCLUSIVE: ABC has set a quartet of recurring guest stars for the network’s upcoming David E. Kelley thriller series Big Sky. Joining the show are Brooke Smith, Jeffrey Joseph, Gage Marsh and Gabriel Jacob-Cross.
Smith is set to play Merrilee Legarski and will act opposite John Carroll Lynch’s Rick as his wife and mother of their two children. Joseph will play former military soldier Jospeh Dewell and father of detective Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury). Marsh is Justin Hoyt and child actor Jacob-Cross is Kai Dewell, Cassie’s son.
Smith most recently appeared in Jay Roach’s Bombshell and guest starred on Netflix’s Unbelievable. Smith, whose TV credits also include Bates Motel, Ray Donovan, Supergirl and Weeds, is set to appear in Little Marvin and Lena Waithe’s Amazon anthology series Them: Covenant.
Joseph, an Emmy-nominated In Living Color writer, joins the cast after having served as the on-set acting coach for Chris Rock on Fargo season four. The actor’s additional acting credits include A Million Little Things, Ghostwriter, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Dream on.
Marsh comes to the Big Sky with acting credits from titles including You Me Her, Batwoman and Nancy Drew. Young actor Jacob-Cross has been recurring on TNT’s Snowpiercer. is set to appear in The Christmas Aunt and A Christmas Miracle for Lifetime and Hallmark, respectively.
The new ABC series, which also stars Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury and Ryan Phillippe, sees private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt team with ex-cop Jenny Hoyt to search for two sisters mysteriously kidnapped by a truck driver in Montana. Upon learning that the kidnapping isn’t an isolated incident, the law officials must race against the clock to prevent any more abductions.
Based on the book series by C.J. Box, Big Sky is executive produced by David E. Kelley, Ross Fineman, Matthew Gross, Paul McGuigan, C.J. Box and Gwyneth Horder-Payton, and is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with A+E Studios.
Big Sky will premiere on ABC on Nov. 17