Fire Country

Fire Country (origianlly titled Cal Fire) is an American drama television series created by Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, and Max Thieriot for CBS.

The show is develpped exclusively for CBS and starrs Thieriot as a firefighter seeking a fresh start in Northern California. The series is set to air October 7, 2022, with episodes streaming weekly on CBS.


Bode Donovan, a young convict seeking redemption, joins an unconventional prison release firefighting program in Northern California, where he and other inmates are partnered with elite firefighters to extinguish massive, unpredictable wildfires. It's a high-risk, high-reward assignment, and the heat is turned up when Bode 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, leaving town with a big secret. Now he's back, with the rap sheet of a criminal and the audacity to believe in a chance for redemption.[1]

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Main Cast[edit]

Recurring Cast[edit]



Originally known by the title 'Cal Fire', Fire Country was announced on November 15, 2021, with CBS at the helm of the show, which was announced to star Max Thieriot in the lead role, who would also be executively producing the show. Tony Phelan and Joan Rater were eventually revealed to be writing the show, with the latter executively producing alongside Thieriot.

Following on from the November announcement, the show was officially given a pilot order by CBS on February 4, 2022. This was followed by a full series order on May 13th, and the name was officially changed to Fire Country.


Shortly after the pilot order, CBS announced on February 24, 2022, that Max Thieriot would star as Bode Donovan, and Kevin Alejandro as Billy Burke.

A further announcement on March 8 confirmed that Diane Farr, Jordan Calloway, Stephanie Arcilla, and Jules Latimer had joined the cast of Fire Country.


  1. Official Synopsis