What is the potential release date for the next season? Here is everything we know so far about Fire Country Season 2.
After an entire first season of endless drama, we are certain that new alliances will be forged and old rivalries will be rekindled, which will be exciting to see in the new season. As the fans have now become familiar with seeing the ups and downs of the characters, one wonders, “What’s next for Cal Fire?” We are certain the fandom wants the show to live up to expectations!
Especially after how the first season ended with a major cliffhanger that has been lingering over our minds for weeks, making the fans speculate if there’s any hope for the show’s return to CBS in July 2023 or not. If you have the same questions, then you’ve reached the right place to get all the answers!
We have compiled a list of all the recent updates relating to the release date right here for you! Continue reading to learn more about CBS’s Fire Country Season 2.
Fire Country Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
We would like to highlight that the exact premiere date has yet to be acknowledged, as it is way too early for the network to confirm any such major details. If you recall, the show was officially renewed for a second season earlier this year on January 6, 2023, for the 2023–24 broadcast season, which was an exciting update for the fans who were eagerly awaiting any confirmation. But sadly, it seems like the surprises were short-lived due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, which started a few weeks ago.
Many reports have confirmed that the writing for the next season has not started, which is quite unfortunate when we consider that filming usually begins by the summer if the network is aiming for its release in the fall season. So, if we look at the current status, one thing is pretty much clear: the network might be considering some changes behind the scenes for its fall schedule.
Hence, providing any updates for its release in July 2023 is quite impossible! We assume that the ongoing writer’s strike can lead to a major delay in production, eventually forcing the creators to set the release window for 2024. It is expected to premiere every Friday at 9/8c on CBS and Paramount Plus, just like the first season, only if the situation isn’t resolved soon.
Of course, this is simply our opinion that the creators may take the late completion of the scripts into account and consider the best plan without any unnecessary hurdles in the future. In conclusion, we request the fans to be patient and keep a close eye on the social media platforms to get all the details on the potential release date, which will eventually be acknowledged. Until then, we can expect that the second season might still have a chance to release later this year only if the strike reaches a resolution in the coming weeks.
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Fire Country Season 2 Plot: What to expect?
The series follows the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire), a real-life firefighting program that served as the inspiration for the premise of the CBS television series, which has an entirely creative storyline. When Thieriot started developing the concept for the series, he drew inspiration from his memories of growing up in Northern California’s fire region. In order to ensure realism, Thieriot and the rest of the actors also contacted actual firemen.
“We work with a bunch of different firefighters, from all over, with many years of experience,” the Point Break star told Collider in January 2023. “A couple of the guys that we have up here both have about 30 years. We really try to bring in as much of the authenticity as we possibly can. It’s always that fine line of telling these dramatic stories for television, but also respecting the job that people do, and we try to keep those two things close.”
Hence, the show’s basic theme will be carried further into the new season, which follows:
“Bad choices don’t make a bad man. At least that’s what Bode Donovan’s been told. Midway through a five-year prison stretch, he’s been trying to convince himself of it, too. He gets the chance to prove it, signing on to an unconventional prison-release program: in exchange for reduced sentences, convicts are paired with firefighters battling Northern California wildfires. The heat is turned up when Bode’s assigned to the program in his rural hometown, the place where all his troubles began.”
There is also no doubt that the next season will pick up from the final episode, “I Know It Feels Impossible,” which was released a few weeks ago and watched by 5.32 million US viewers. The episode was directed by Dermott Downs and written by Tia Napolitano. The following synopsis of the episode states, “The station 42 and third rock crews face a daring rescue when a massive mudslide tears through Edgewater. Meanwhile, Bode’s (Max Theriot) freedom is on the line at his parole hearing.”
There are many unresolved plotlines that will be addressed in the next season to build up the hype! Also, check out the official promo for the final episode of Fire Country Season 1, and let us know what you hope will be covered in the next season in the comments.
Fire Country Season 2 Cast: Who will return to the show?
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles in the second season are as follows: Max Thieriot as Bode Donovan (aka Bode Leone), Kevin Alejandro as Manny Perez, Jordan Calloway as Jake Crawford, Stephanie Arcila as Gabriela Perez, Jules Latimer as Eve Edwards, Diane Farr as Sharon Leone, and Billy Burke as Vince Leone. Later, it was reported that Zach Tinker had joined the cast in an undisclosed capacity.
Moreover, in March 2023, it was announced that Rebecca Mader would return as Faye, Kanoa Goo as Kyle, and Sabina Gadecki as Cara would join the cast for the recurring roles. Announcements of new cast members are still being made, and there is a chance more castings will be confirmed later. In addition to this, the series is produced by CBS Studios and Universal Television, with Thieriot, Tony Phelan, and Joan Rater serving as executive producers, among other crew members.
Fire Country Season 2 Episodes: Where to stream?
The next season is anticipated to include at least 22 episodes, and it is meant to be consistent with its predecessor. We would like to point out that the official episode count may vary owing to the ongoing writer’s strike, which may have prompted the makers of the show to slash the number of episodes by creating a shorter season so that the season may air on the allotted schedule.
So, if the readers want to receive updates on any changes and when the show premieres on the respective streaming platforms, they can also enable notifications on the respective platforms. When released, Fire Country Season 2, along with prior episodes, will be available on CBS and later on Paramount Plus.
On the other hand, the first season is also available to stream on FuboTV, depending on viewers’ locations, like many other original CBS series. The show might also be available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, depending on the preferred membership plans that the users can choose from.
— Fire Country (@FireCountryCBS) May 13, 2023
Fire Country Season 2 Official Trailer: Is it available?
The network hasn’t released any new promos for the second season as filming hasn’t yet commenced, leaving a lot of time for the official marketing to begin, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere. We’ll just have to wait and see what the next few months have in store for us in relation to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, as everything concerning the filming status is also neither here nor there!
Due to this, we are certain that no new promos will be released anytime soon. In the meantime, check out the first season’s official trailer below:
Catch up on the previous season, and let us know what you think of Fire Country being renewed for a second season by CBS.