The popularity of shows like “9-1-1: Lone Star” and “Chicago Fire” demonstrates the public’s admiration for those who risk their lives to save others. The CBS show “Fire Country” is not an outlier here. The drama centers on a team of volunteer firemen with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Inmates pleading their cases to the courts, volunteers, and seasoned professionals all make up this diverse group. The protagonist of the show is an inmate with a lengthy armed robbery sentence (among other legal difficulties) named Bode Donovan (Max Thieriot), who hopes to reduce his sentence by serving on the team through the California Conservation Camp Program.
It’s no secret that “Fire Country” is a massive smash. With over 10 million viewers across different platforms for the first eight episodes, the show was guaranteed a full season order after only two episodes. A second season has been ordered. When can we look forward to seeing Bode and his pals again? This is what we have learned thus far.
Fire Country Season 2 Release Date
When will the second season of Fire Country begin airing? Although CBS has declared that Fire Country will now run in 2024, when exactly in the year it will premiere remains a mystery.
Ad Week reports that CBS will air the game program Raid the Cage in the fall time window previously occupied by Fire Country. As part of its new autumn schedule, CBS will also play reruns of Blue Bloods.
A network representative told Newsday in July 2023 that episodes spanning Seasons 1-13 were being selected to highlight “memorable character arcs” and “will also showcase pivotal character introductions and feature some of the numerous outstanding guest stars.” It appears that CBS has decided against including reruns of Fire Country Season 1 in their regular programming lineup.
Diane Farr, who plays the lead role in Fire Country, discussed the uncertainty of filming Season 2 back in June 2022 (during the writers’ strike but before the actors’ strike). We had a two-week return to work deadline.
The actress who plays Sharon Leone said to The Messenger that the script would be finished right away if she could. She continued by saying the strike might reduce Season 2’s production. The original plan called for 22 episodes to be shot, enough to last the entire season.
However, when we return later, they won’t air any new material during the summer because everyone is on vacation. It’s possible that Fire Country won’t air for more than 18 episodes.
As Farr alluded to up top, when Fire Country does return to CBS for a new season, it may look very different from previous seasons. Due to shorter production times, seasons may contain fewer episodes.
According to Movie Web, many popular television shows had episodes trimmed while the Writers Guild of America was on strike from November 2007 to February 2008. These shows included Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Scrubs, Friday Night Lights, and more.
Leaders on both sides of the strike have stated their commitment to the conflict for the foreseeable future, making it unlikely that production will resume any time soon. The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) resumed talks to resolve one of the strikes on August 12, 2023. We’ll report back with any new information we get.
Which Actors Will Return for Season 2 of Fire Country?
All of the main cast members from Season 1 of “Fire Country” are expected to return for Season 2. This includes Max Thieriot (Bode Leone/Donovan), Billy Burke (Vince Leone), Kevin Alejandro (Manny Perez), Diane Farr (Sharon Leone), Stephanie Arcila (Gabriela Perez), Jordan Calloway (Jake Crawford), and Jules Latimer (Eve Edwards). As the likable and modest Collin, Zach Tinker, who joined the cast in Season 1, seems like a sure thing as well.
When can we expect to see more of Michael Trucco (Luke Leone), W. Tré Davis (Freddy Mills), and Jade Pettyjohn (Riley Leone)? Probably, yeah; any of them would be a solid addition to the show’s regular cast.
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Rebecca Madder’s Faye, the CEO of a private firefighting firm, who develops a professional and emotional interest in Manny, will also likely return. Gabriela’s possible suitor, played by Kanoa Goo, Kyle, will also appear again.