WATCH: Reba McEntire Showcases Her Villainous Side In New Big Sky Trailer With Boyfriend Rex Linn

Reba and Rex play a married couple in the upcoming season.


Madeleine O’Connell

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September 1, 2022


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Reba, Rex Linn; Photo Courtesy Big Sky

Reba McEntire returns to TV for her leading role in season 3 of ABC’s Big Sky, which has been given the new title, Big Sky: Deadly Trails.

Her longtime boyfriend, Rex Linn, will be joining the cast as Buck Barnes, husband to McEntire’s character, Sunny Barnes who serves as head of the suspicious family business. The lovebirds posed on set sporting their classic western wear that consisted of denim, leather and of course, statement belt buckles. 

“We’re having a blast,” McEntire told Deadline. “We’re still in the middle of shooting. We were on set last night [Aug. 11] and there was a full moon. I think we broke around 12:54 a.m. MT. It was a long night but so beautiful. We are really loving it.”

Fans of the show took to the comment section of the Facebook post to share their early predictions of what surprises might be unveiled during the new season.

One said, “Still think Ron is alive. There were 3 people show (Legarski, Ron, one other guy) yet there were only TWO ambulances.”

This won’t be the first time the real-life couple has worked on a set together. Most recently, they were also co-stars in the new Lifetime film, The Hammer. The movie, set to premiere in 2023, was inspired by the life of traveling circuit judge, Kim Wanker. 

The country singer will play Kim Wheeler, “an outspoken, firecracker lawyer who is appointed Judge of the 5th District of Nevada,” and Rex will play “a mysterious cowboy with unknown motives.”

The mystery follows them into the new season of Big Sky. The recently released trailer for the continuation of the upcoming series features a set of backpackers who are welcomed to Sunny Day Excursions by the husband-and-wife duo. Their “luxury back country experience” seems to be going well until one hiker goes missing and Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick), Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury), and new sheriff Beau Arlen (Jensen Ackles) are called in to investigate the series of missing person cases. 

Set in Helena, Montana, the first two seasons had a great deal of obscurity on its own, but the new season seems to take an even gorier turn as the preview shows dead bodies landing on the hoods of cars, blood dripping from a cave, and a hiker falling, or being pushed, over the edge of a cliff. The truth is yet to be unveiled. 

Elwood Reid serves as showrunner, executive producing alongside creator Davis E. Kelley.

In addition to her busy acting schedule, Reba will also embark on a 17-city run beginning October 13 in Lafayette, LA. Dubbed Reba: Live In Concert, the tour will feature special guest Terri Clark on all shows. 

Following her stint on the road, Big Sky will return to ABC on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.