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Kylie Bunbury Cast as Lead in David E Kelley’s ABC Series ‘The Big Sky’

She stars opposite Katheryn Winnick

Kylie Bunbury has been cast as the lead opposite “Vikings” star Katheryn Winnick in ABC’s “The Big Sky” series from David E. Kelley.

Bunbury, known for Netflix’s “When They See Us,” will play the main character, “Cassie Dewell”, in the procedural thriller based on C.J. Box’s novel series.

Winnick will play the role of ex-cop “Jenny Hoyt” opposite Bunbury. Other previously announced cast members include Ryan Phillippe, John Carroll Lynch and Dedee Pfeiffer.

Here is the official description for the series from ABC:

In this procedural thriller, private detective Cassie Dewell (not cast) partners with ex-cop Jenny Hoyt (Winnick) on a search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken.

“The Big Sky,” which was picked up at the end of January, is written and produced by Kelley and comes from A+E Studios in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Along with Kelley, Ross Fineman and Box will executive produce.

Box has written five novels featuring “Cassie Dewell”, a former police chief turned private detective. The latest, “The Bitterroots,” was released last August.