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FIRE COUNTRY: Max Thieriot Previews CBS’ New Unconventional Drama

October 6, 2022 by  
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“Pilot” – 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, on the series premiere of FIRE COUNTRY, Friday, Oct. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. Series also stars Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr, Stephanie Arcila, Jordan Calloway and Jules Latimer. Pictured: Max Thieriot as Bode Donovan. Photo: Bettina Strauss/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

With almost two decades of on-screen acting experience under his belt, Max Thieriot is reaching a new career milestone with a couple of new titles alongside his on-screen role on CBS’ new drama FIRE COUNTRY: co-creator and executive producer.

The series—which follows Bode Donovan (Thieriot), “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”—is personal for the actor, who grew up in a small Northern California town, similar to the one depicted in the show. (He co-created the drama—which also stars Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, and Diane Farr—with Tony Phelan and Joan Rater; Tia Napolitano serves as showrunner. )

And for Thieriot, a television vet and fan, he is very aware there are other fire-centric shows on the air right now. “Any time you see a new show pop up on television, like I do it as a viewer, I go, ‘Oh, it’s another one of those,'” he acknowledges to Give Me My Remote. “And I think the really exciting thing is that this show is not another one of those. It really has its own identity. And I’m excited for people to see it, because of that.”

Here, Thieriot talks about grounding the series in a world he’s familiar with, balancing his many responsibilities for the show, and more… Read more

FIRE COUNTRY on CBS – First Look

May 18, 2022 by  
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SEAL TEAM’s Max Thieriot is back on CBS, with a new drama inspired by his experience growing up in Northern California.

Check out photos and a trailer for the new drama…

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FIRE COUNTRY stars Max Thieriot (SEAL TEAM) as Bode Donovan, a young convict seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining an unconventional 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. Inspired by series star Max Thieriot’s experiences growing up in Northern California fire country. FIRE COUNTRY airs this fall on Fridays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. FIRE COUNTRY stars Max Thieriot as Bode Donovan, Billy Burke as Vince, Kevin Alejandro as Manny, Diane Farr as Sharon, Stephanie Arcila as Gabriela, Jordan Calloway as Jake, and Jules Latimer as Eve. Pictured (L-R): Kevin Alejandro as Manny Perez, Max Thieriot as Bode Donovan, W. Tre Davis as Freddy Mills, and Ty Olsson as Cory Walters. Photo: Bettina Strauss/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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