Reba McEntire's Real-Life Boyfriend Rex Linn Plays Her Husband In 'Big Sky'

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Days away from its premiere, Reba McEntire reflected on falling “in love” with Big Sky. The country music legend joins the cast of the crime drama in its next season, focusing on “a private detective (who) teams up with an ex-cop to solve a kidnapping case in Montana.”

McEntire plays Sunny Barnes, described as a “successful backcountry outfitter with a secret history of missing customers.” She plays the role opposite her real-life boyfriend, Rex Linn, who plays McEntire’s husband on the upcoming third season of the show, Buck Barnes. McEntire remembered when Big Sky’s Executive Producer and Showrunner, Elwood Reid, approached her about the idea of appearing on the ABC drama series in the new season, titled Big Sky: Deadly Trails. McEntire said in a recent statement shared by her record label:

“When Elwood Reid first pitched his idea for me becoming a member of the Big Sky family, I fell in love with it. I absolutely loved it. Yeah, I play a devious, conniving, scheming woman on one side and on the other, I’m a really nice gal. I get to play on the screen with Rex Linn — he plays my husband – and a cast of wonderful characters. I love the crew (and) everything about filming Big Sky. I can’t wait for y’all to watch it.”

McEntire has been sharing chilling previews of the upcoming season on her social media channels. The show is set to premiere on Wednesday (September 21) on ABC, and stream on Hulu. Watch one of the sneak peeks here: