Morena Baccarin is set to appear in this upcoming season of “Fire Country” at CBS, Variety has confirmed.
The “Deadpool” actress will appear in an upcoming episode of “Fire Country,” guest starring as Sheriff Mickey, but could become a series regular as the Season 2 episode is speculated to set the stage for a potential spinoff series. The episode will air later in the season. CBS Network and Studios declined Variety’s request for comment regarding the potential spinoff.
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“Mickey is 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,” reads the official description.
“Fire Country” stars Max Thieriot, Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr, Stephanie Arcila, Jordan Calloway and Jules Latimer. It follows Bode Donavan (Thieriot), who, midway through a five-year prison stretch, he gets the chance sign on to an unconventional prison-release program where “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.”
CBS officially renewed the show for a second season last January. The show originally premiered on CBS on Oct. 7 .
“It’s pretty remarkable to see a new series resonate like this with both broadcast and streaming audiences right out of the gate,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment, at the time. “’Fire Country’ has so many appealing entry points for the audience. It combines high-stakes action with small town charm, mystery and romance, and a family franchise at its core. We’re blessed to have an incredible team in front of and behind the camera led by amazing producers and writers and an exceptionally talented cast.”
Season 2 of “Fire Country” premieres on Friday, Feb. 16 on CBS.
Deadline was the first to report this news.
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