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Fire Country season 1: release date, trailer and everything we know about the new drama

Max Thieriot as Bode Donovan in firefighting gear in Fire Country
Max Thieriot as Bode Donovan in firefighting gear in Fire Country (Image credit: Bettina Strauss/CBS)

With all of the talent fueling the series behind the scenes, Fire Country has the potential to be a blazing hit this fall TV season. Not only is Hollywood legend and 10-time-Emmy-winning producer Jerry Bruckheimer (The Amazing Race, CSI: Vegas) on board as an executive producer, but the showrunner is Tia Napolitano, who served as a producer on Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and Scandal. With Napolitano in the mix, we can only hope that a little Shonda Rhimes magic makes its way to the new CBS show. 

Here’s everything we know about Fire Country season 1. 

When is the Fire Country season 1 release date? 

Fire Country premieres on Friday, October 7, at 10 pm ET/PT on CBS. For those premium Paramount Plus subscribers or subscribers to the CBS app, you’ll be able to live-stream episodes of Fire Country as they air. Additionally, all Paramount Plus subscribers can watch episodes the next day on demand. 

At this time, there unfortunately isn’t any information available about a UK release date. 

What is Fire Country about? 

Jordan Calloway as Jake Crawford and Jules Latimer as Eve Oliver walking away from a fire in Fire Country

Jordan Calloway as Jake Crawford and Jules Latimer as Eve Oliver walking away from a fire in Fire Country (Image credit: Bettina Strauss/CBS)

CBS provides the following description of the Fire Country plot: 

"Max Thieriot stars 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. 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 with Cal Fire." 

Fire Country season 1 cast

Right off the bat, the casting is special because starring as the series lead is Max Thieriot. Thieriot is not only acting in the series, but he is on board as an executive producer. Furthermore, he created Fire Country using his experiences growing up in Northern California, or Fire Country, as inspiration. 

It looks like Thieriot has entered a busy time in his career as Deadline (opens in new tab) reports that he will not only be starring in Fire Country, but he’s also scheduled to appear in SEAL Team season 6, which will air on its new home at Paramount Plus. 

Here’s a list of all the series regulars: 

  • Max Thieriot (Bates Motel) as Bode  
  • Billy Burke (9-1-1: Lonestar) as Vince  
  • Kevin Alejandro (Arrow) as Manny  
  • Diane Farr (Splitting Up Together) as Sharon  
  • Stephanie Arcila (Don’t Breathe 2) as Gabriela   
  • Jordan Calloway (Black Lightning) as Jake   
  • Jules Latimer (Guilty Party) as Eve 

Fire Country season 1 trailer

On September 16, CBS released an extended trailer for Fire Country season 1. Who's ready to tune into the new series? 

Looking at the trailer, we can’t help but be reminded of the first few seasons of Grey’s Anatomy in terms of the camaraderie among coworkers/friends. 

How to watch Fire Country season 1

Fire Country airs live on CBS. For those without traditional cable/satellite television, CBS is also available through a number of live TV streaming services, including FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV. Paramount Plus Premium subscribers and subscribers to the CBS app also have the opportunity to watch episodes live as they air.

If you’re someone that prefers to watch things in your own time, you can watch episodes on-demand via the CBS app and Paramount Plus the day after the episodes premiere.

Once we hear official word about a UK release date, we’ll be sure to provide you with an update. 

Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities.  When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The CrownWandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of HarlemAnd a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.