‘Fire Country’ Scores Season 3 Renewal At CBS

CBS has renewed the hit Friday night drama Fire Country for a third season.

From creators and executive producers Tony Phelan, Joan Rater and Max Thieriot, the series follows Bode Donovan (Thieriot), a young convict seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining a prison release firefighting program in Northern California. The program partners inmates with elite firefighters to extinguish unpredictable wildfires across the region.

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When Bode is assigned to the program in his rural hometown—where he was once a golden all-American son—until his troubles begin as he burns down everything in his life, now, he’s looking for the opportunity to change his destiny.

Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr, Stephanie Arcila, Jordan Calloway and Jules Latimer also star.

Fire Country is averaging 9.21 million viewers in live 7-day multiplatform viewing, up +7% from last year, the network shares while touting the series as a top 6 in streaming on Paramount+. Currently airing on Friday nights, Fire Country is averaging 7.76 million viewers this season in linear viewing (Nielsen, Live+7).

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The show has been such a hit for the network the universe could be expanding. As Deadline reported exclusively in January, Morena Baccarin will appear in a Season 2 episode of Fire County with an option to become a series regular in a potential spinoff series. She will portray Mickey, a Sheriff’s Deputy for fifteen years who knows every corner of Edgewater … and every one of its inhabitants. This is her town and she’s fiercely protective of it.

The sheriff-centered episode is not considered a backdoor pilot, Deadline understands, as the project is expected to go through another development stage before a potential series order but its reception would likely be key for the offshoot’s chances of moving forward.

In addition to Phelan, Rater and Thieriot, executive producers also include Tia Napolitano, who also serves as showrunner, and Jerry Bruckheimer and KristieAnne Reed of Jerry Bruckheimer Television. CBS Studios produces the series.

New Season 2 episodes currently air Friday nights at 9 p.m. and can be streamed via Paramount+.

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