The New Mexico Film Office announced Thursday that the ABC television hit series, “Big Sky” produced by 20th Television, has relocated production of its second season to Rio Rancho.
The series will film through April 2022.
“Big Sky” follows private detectives Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt as they reunite to investigate a car wreck outside of Helena, Mont., and discover the case may not be as straightforward as it seems.
As they unravel the mystery of the accident, their worlds will collide with a band of unsuspecting teens, a flirtatious face from Jenny’s past and a vicious outsider hellbent on finding answers.
The show is based on the series of books by C.J. Box.
“The decision of ‘Big Sky’ to film season 2 in New Mexico shows we have created a resilient and thriving film industry. This production will support jobs for thousands of New Mexicans well into 2022 and boost spending to the many local businesses that provide goods and services to this industry,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
The production will employ over 500 New Mexico crew members and thousands of New Mexico resident background talent and extras across the entire season.
Additionally, their prolonged presence in New Mexico will bring income to countless New Mexico-owned businesses.
“From the competitive incentive, a world-class crew, infrastructure and close proximity to L.A. the secret is out – New Mexico offers an established ecosystem and is the place to be for film and TV. We are thrilled to have ‘Big Sky’ shooting in our state,” said New Mexico Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes.
“Big Sky” season 2 will star Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury, Brian Geraghty, Dedee Pfeiffer, Omar Metally and Anja Savcic. Elwood Reid (The Chi, Hawaii Five-O) serves as showrunner and executive producer.
“For years I’ve had friends rave to me about their experience filming in New Mexico. I’m excited to bring the second season of ‘Big Sky’ to the Land of Enchantment,” said Reid. “The excellent crews, the facilities and natural beauty of New Mexico has so far exceeded expectations. We are looking forward to a great year!”
The first season of “Big Sky” was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia.