Reba McEntire is experiencing some art imitating life.
After the Grammy Award winner, 67, was announced as part of the season 3 cast of ABC's Big Sky back in May, Deadline reported that her boyfriend Rex Linn will join her in the show as her onscreen husband, sharing a first-look image of the couple playing Buck and Sunny Barnes.
Their characters are the owners of the successful glamping company Sunny Day Excursions, which has a history of missing customers. The role will also mark McEntire's first time playing a villain.
"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."
Linn, 65, raved about his girlfriend's performance: "Wait until you see her in this!"
Reba McEntire/Instagram Rex Linn and Reba McEntire
The trailer dropped Friday, showing a first look at McEntire as lawyer Kim Wheeler, who fills in for a slain Nevada judge and investigates his murder as her sister Kris (Peterman) becomes the prime suspect. Linn plays "a mysterious cowboy with unknown motives," according to a release
ABC via Getty Reba McEntire and Rex Linn
McEntire had Peterman, 51, as a guest on her podcast Living & Learning in October 2020 when she revealed that she was dating Linn. They later made their red carpet debut as a couple at the CMA Awards, and they recently attended this year's 94th Academy Awards together.
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The pair was longtime friends before they reconnected during the COVID-19 pandemic, developing a long-distance romantic relationship during quarantine. They've been inseparable since, and McEntire raved about Linn to PEOPLE last year when she had him on Living & Learning.
"It was important for me to include guests that would excite my listeners, and I think we have the perfect line-up this season. To be my guest for the first episode, I invited the very talented actor, Rex Linn, who just happens to be my boyfriend!" she said in October. "This is the first time we've had any kind of long-form public conversation, so I'm glad we could do that on this show."
"I'm excited for people to get to know Rex the way I do and hear some of his amazing and funny stories. I think everyone will love it and love him as much as I do," McEntire added.