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Fire Country on CBS

By: Valerie Milano

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/22/22 – CBS kicks off its fall lineup with the season premiere of its new series Fire Country. The show stars Max Thieriot as Bode Donovan, an inmate seeking redemption and a lighter prison sentence. In order to fulfill his desire, he must join the firefighting program, where him and other inmates will assist veteran firefighters extinguish fires around the area.

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During the TCA (Television Critics Association) Virtual Press tour Thieriot was asked how he juggles being a part of this show and Seal Team season 6, he replied saying, “So the first part, I mean, it’s obviously a juggle, you know, but thankfully we started SEAL Team season 6 before we started shooting the series episode 2 of Fire Country, so I was able to sort of work it right into the gap in between. You know, it’s been crazy, but life’s crazy, and I got a couple kids to throw in there, and I’m moving around up to Vancouver to shoot a TV show, but I’m young, and I can keep up. I like staying busy, so it works for me. When I started working on Fire Country like, honestly, a lot of this sort of happened, at the beginning of COVID, and I wasn’t sure. I really didn’t know how long this process would be. Like, I had never tried pitching anything or even finished writing anything. I’m sort of a little bit of a hummingbird where; I’ll start on something and then I’m off to another idea. And so, this started as one of those, and I just I found myself so locked into it. And I think a lot of that is just because it was personal, so it was easy to work on and find and create and move forward with. But when I started, I didn’t know, I wasn’t sure. You know, I always sort of wrote this character with myself in mind and one other buddy. When the opportunity came along, honestly it was Tony and Joan who first said, well, Max; You’re going to play the guy, right? And I was like, I don’t know.”

Fire Country, Series Premiere, Friday, October 7, 9/8c, CBS

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