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'Fire Country' Fans Get Surprising News Early in Season 2

Max Thieriot as Bode in 'Fire Country'

This news is coming in hot: CBS has renewed its hit firefighter drama Fire Country for Season 3, the network announced Tuesday.

The action-packed soap, which is currently airing Season 2, stars Max Thieriot as Bode Leone, a convict who returns to his Northern California hometown to serve as a firefighter in order to seek redemption and shave time off his sentence as part of Cal Fire's Conservation Camp Program. Thieriot created the show with Tony Phelan and Joan Rater.

In Season 2, Fire Country is averaging 9.21 million weekly viewers across broadcast and streaming, up 7 percent from last year, according to CBS. Those strong numbers led to the early Season 3 pickup. It was renewed along with comedy series Ghosts. The shows join Tracker as titles that CBS has already renewed for the 2024-25 season.

CBS is also setting up a potential Fire Country spinoff about law enforcement.

Here's everything we know about Fire Country Season 3 so far.

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What is Fire Country Season 3 about?

Season 2 is still early in its run, so it's a bit early to predict what will happen in Season 3. But we're sure that there will be further developments in Bode and his ex-girlfriend Gabriela Perez's (Stephanie Arcilawill-they/won't-they relationship and new complications on Bode's path to freedom.

Who is in the Fire Country cast for Season 3?

While Fire Country's Season 3 cast has not been officially confirmed, we expect the main cast members will all return. The Fire Country cast includes:

Max Thieriot as Bode Leone

...a California state prisoner who is trying to repair his relationships with his friends and family while he works as an inmate firefighter in his hometown.

Billy Burke as Vince Leone

...Bode's father and a Cal Fire Battalion Chief.

Kevin Alejandro as Manny Perez

...a Cal Fire Captain and Gabriela's father.

Diane Farr as Sharon Leone

...Bode's mother and a Cal Fire veteran who recently stepped down from her role as Division Chief to become a regular firefighter.

Stephanie Arcila as Gabriela Perez

...a Cal Fire firefighter and medic, former Olympic diver and Bode's love interest.

Jordan Calloway as Jake Crawford

...a firefighter, ex-boyfriend to both Gabriela and Bode's late sister Riley, and one of Bode's best friends.

Jules Latimer as Eve Edwards

...a firefighter, current head of the Con Camp, Jake's sister, and Bode's other best friend.

Recurring cast members include Michael Trucco as Bode's uncle Luke, Sabina Gadecki as Bode's ex Cara and Tye White as Bode's bunkmate Cole.

What is the Fire Country Season 3 release date?

It's too early to say exactly when Fire Country Season 3 will premiere, but it will be in fall 2024 as part of CBS' 2024-25 lineup.

Related: Everything to Know About the Potential 'Fire Country' Spinoff

How will Fire Country Season 3 connect to the spinoff?

Fire Country's spinoff will be set up as a "backdoor pilot" in Season 2.

TV Insider reports that Episode 6 will introduce Mickey, played by Gotham star Morena Baccarin, a local sheriff's deputy. The spinoff would follow her and her team as they uphold the law in Edgewater, Calif. and its surrounding wilderness.

The as-yet-untitled spinoff has not been officially ordered, and there's a chance it might not come to fruition. But if it gets picked up, it will be the Chicago P.D. to Fire Country's Chicago Fire. This could mean crossovers of characters and storylines. It's too early to say exactly how the shows would interact, but we'll find out soon enough.

How to watch Fire Country

Fire Country Season 2 airs Friday nights at 9 p.m. ET on CBS and is available to stream on Paramount+. Season 3 will presumably air at the same time and stream in the same place.

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