Fall TV Preview

In New Fire Country Trailer, Pros Teach Cons How to Battle a Blaze

The heat is on a select group of convicts, in the new trailer for CBS’ Fire Country (premiering Friday, Oct. 7 at 9/8c).

Inspired by series lead Max Thieriot’s experiences growing up in Northern California, Fire Country (fka Cal Fire) stars the SEAL Team vet as Bode Donovan, a young convict seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining a prison-release firefighting program in Northern California, where he and other inmates are partnered with elite firefighters to extinguish massive, unpredictable wildfires across the region.

As Bode braves this high-risk, high-reward assignment, the heat is turned up further when he is assigned to the program in his rural hometown, where he was once a “golden, all-American son”… until his troubles began. Five years ago, Bode burned down everything in his life and left town harboring a big secret. Now he’s back, with the rap sheet of a criminal and the audacity to believe in a chance for redemption with Cal Fire.

The series’ cast, all highlighted in the new trailer, also boasts The Closer‘s Billy Burke as Cal Fire chief Vince; Lucifer‘s Kevin Alejandro as Manny, who’s in charge of training the cons; Rescue Me‘s Diane Farr as Sharon; Black Lightning‘s Jordan Calloway as Jake; Penny Dreadful: City of Angels‘ Stephanie Arcila as Gabriela; and Guilty Party’s Jules Latimer as Eve.

And yes, though Theriot is starring in this new series, he is maintaining his series regular status on Paramount+’s SEAL Team, which launches its new season on Sunday, Sept. 18 (and had left his character and others in very dire straits).

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