Fire Country is an American television drama series starring Max Thieriot and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer for CBS. It made its debut on October 7, 2022.
Fire Country Premieres October 7th on CBS
We won’t have to wait long to see Fire Country in action, as the new drama series is set to premiere on CBS on Friday, October 7, 2022, at 9 p.m.
The new series is in a good spot because it will premiere after the Season 6 premiere of S.W.A.T. and before the return of Blue Bloods, which will begin its 13th season on the same night.
Fire Country will also be available to anyone with a Paramount+ subscription. It should be noted, however, that only those with Paramount+ Premium access will be able to watch the show as it premieres life (through the CBS feed service).
Those who subscribe to the less expensive version of the streaming service will have to wait until the following day for it to become available as an on-demand title.
Fire Country Episode 2 Plot
Fire Country stars Max Thieriot as Bode Donovan, a young convict seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining a prison release firefighting program in Northern California.
He and other inmates are partnered with elite firefighters to extinguish massive, unpredictable wildfires across the region. It’s a high-risk, high-reward assignment for Bode, who was once a golden all-American son until his troubles began.
Five years ago, Bode burned his life and left town with a secret. He’s back with a criminal record and the audacity to believe in redemption with Cal Fire.
The Fire Country Cast Includes Max Thieriot, Billy Burke, and Kevin Alejandro
When Fire Country premieres on CBS (and Paramount+) later this fall, it will feature a cast that includes some very familiar faces to those who watch a lot of TVs. Max Thieriot (SEAL Team) will lead the charge as convict-turned-firefighter Bode Donovan, joins the program to shorten his sentence.
Billy Burke (9-1-1: Lone Star) takes on the role of Vince, the Cal Fire chief in charge of the prisoner firefighter program. Kevin Alejandro, who previously appeared on Lucifer, will play Manny, the firefighter in charge of training convicts like Bode for dangerous fire missions.
Diane Farr (Rescue Me) plays Cheryl, a Cal Fire board member with years of experience battling blazes in the wilderness; Guilty Latimer (Guilty Party) as fearless firefighter Everly; Stephanie Arcila (Penny Dreadful: City of Angels) as Arabella, a young woman raised in a firefighting family; and Jordan Calloway (Black Lightning) as the charming yet tortured firefighter Jake.
‘fire Country,’ Cbs’ New Drama About Imprisoned Firefighters, Has Some Style, but Its Bravado is Predictable: Tv Review
It was only a matter of time before broadcast television, which is dominated by police procedures, took a harder turn into exploring the lives of firefighters.
With audiences either craving more cop content or deeply skeptical of its lionization, it stands to reason that networks would prefer to highlight firefighters, who tend to point hoses at the danger they face rather than guns.
CBS’ “Fire Country” has joined ABC’s “Station 19” and NBC’s “Chicago Fire.” The new drama, executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, takes place in Northern California’s increasingly endangered woodlands, where a single spark can turn into a catastrophic nightmare in minutes.
The show’s promotion has made a point of emphasizing the fact that it was based on a pitch by star Max Thieriot (“SEAL Team”), and that it is based on “his experiences growing up in Northern California.” “Fire Country” is about more than just firefighters fighting brushfires. It’s also about incarcerated people trading months of their sentences for dirt cheap, backbreaking labor — an experience that, as far as I know, Theriot and his firefighter buddies have never had.