CBS has picked up drama Fire Country inspired by Max Thieriot’s own experiences growing up in Northern California wildfire country.
The pilot filmed in Vancouver under the working title Cal Fire. Will the series?
Seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence, young convict Bode Donovan (Max Thieriot) joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region. Inspired by Max Thieriot’s experiences growing up in northern California fire country.
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Cast: Max Thieriot, Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr, Stephanie Arcila, Jordan Calloway, Jules Latimer, W. Tré Davis.
Kevin Alejandro, W. Tré Davis, Jordan Calloway in Vancouver.
Max Thieriot is Bode Donovan, one of the prison inmates in the firefighting program.
Billy Burke is Vince, the fire chief of Middletown.
Diane Farr is Cheryl, a Cal Fire board executive.
Stephanie Arcila is Arabella, Manny’s daughter, a former champion diver. and girlfriend of firefighter Jake.
Jordan Calloway is firefighter Jake, whose girlfriend is Manny’s daughter Arabella.
Jules Latimer is firefighter Everly, who’s been friends with Jake since childhood.
Director: James Strong.
Writers: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater; story co-written by Max Thieriot.
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer Television/Midwest Livestock.