Big Sky airs on ABC
Country stars Lyle Lovett and Darius Rucker will guest in an upcoming episode of ABC’s Big Sky: Deadly Trails. Deadline reports that the pair will portray partners who are hired for their tracking skills. Lovett will play Tex, an expert tracker who has a snake-like charm with a gift for music. Rucker will portray Possum, a hired gun who works at night like his nocturnal namesake.
Neither the plot line nor the airdate for their episode have been unveiled as of press time.
Lovett and Rucker are the latest country stars to appear on the show. Reba McEntire has joined the cast as a series regular which began airing its current third season on September 21st. The country star portrays Sunny Barnes, the mercurial matriarch of a successful backcountry outfitter with a secret history of missing customers. Reba’s real life boyfriend Rex Linn portrays Sunny’s husband, Buck Barnes, in a recurring role.
Big Sky: Deadly Trails also stars Katheryn Winnick as Jenny Hoyt, Kylie Bunbury as Cassie Dewell, Dedee Pfeiffer as Denise Brisbane, Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Tonya Wallis, J. Anthony Pena as Deputy Mo Poppernak and Jensen Ackles as Beau Arlen.
Private detective Cassie Dewell (Bunbury), undersheriff Jenny Hoyt (Winnick) and newly appointed sheriff Beau Arlen (Ackles) maintain order in Helena, Montana, with their unparalleled investigative skills. But when a local backcountry trip led by charismatic outfitter Sunny Barnes (McEntire) goes awry, the trio faces their most formidable mystery yet – in which no camper can be trusted and where danger lurks around every jagged rock and gnarled tree.
The series airs Wednesdays at 10 pm ET/PT on ABC and streams the next day on Hulu.
The show is based on the books by CJ Box that follow a private detective and her former partner as they investigate local crimes, take on drug syndicates, notorious kidnappers, crime dynasties and more.