'SEAL Team' Star Max Thieriot Heads to 'Fire Country' in New CBS Drama Trailer

Watch the first trailer for 'Fire Country,' starring Max Thieriot, ahead of its fall 2022 premiere on CBS.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

'Fire Country'


Max Thieriot is pulling double duty on Fire Country, a new drama coming to CBS in the fall of 2022, and you can get your first look at his new role in the trailer, below.

The actor not only stars on the show as Bode Donovan, a convict who joins a firefighting program that returns him to his hometown in Northern California, but he is also credited with the story for the pilot episode with Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, inspired by his own real-life experiences growing up on Northern California's fire country. Phelan and Rater went on to write the pilot script. All three serve as executive producers alongside Jerry Bruckheimer; Tia Napolitano; Jonathan Littman; KristieAnne Reed; James Strong, who also directed the pilot; and David Grae.

The goal of the program Bode joins is to work hard so the inmates can reduce their sentence and become free individuals once again on an accelerated track. In the program, he and other inmates end up trained by and working side by side with the professional firefighters of the town. It likely won't only be the actual, physical fires that blaze, though, as personalities are bound to clash, too. But the challenges for Bode won't just be physical, as when he left this town five years before, he had a big secret that is now threatening to come out.

"I have to believe that if I work this program, I can succeed, but I can't do it here, " Bode says in the trailer. "I left for a reason."

Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr, Stephanie Arcila, Jordan Calloway, and Jules Latimer also star in the show from from CBS Studios.

Fire Country will air Fridays at 9 p.m. on CBS. The exact premiere date will be announced closer to the fall.