CBS gives NBC’s Chicago Fire a bit of competition, and Team SEAL star is involved
NBC clinched gold when Chicago fire debuted in 2012. For many years now, fans have been treated to a whole interconnected TV universe shows on first responders because of that, and now CBS is looking to give the show that started it all some competition with its own series on firefighters, called Fire cal, this will have SEAL team star Max Thieriot involved.
How will Cal Fire be different from Chicago Fire?
Fire cal comes from an original idea of SEAL teamfrom Max Thieriot, and from the base story as we currently know it, it will be a different animal from Chicago fire, despite the very obvious similarities in the titles. According to Deadline, Fire cal will focus on a young convict, Bode Donovan, who hopes to find redemption, with a shorter prison term, and joins a program for the firefighters that will send him back to the small northern California town where he grew up. There, he and other inmates will work with elite firefighters to stop the massive and widespread fires that tend to plague the area.
Thieriot based the story on his childhood in what is known as the fire country of Northern California, and co-wrote the story with Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, who both worked on Grey’s Anatomy. Rater and Phelan will write the TV movie and executive product, with Thieriot, Jerry Bruckheimer, KristieAnne Reed and Jonathan Littman, for Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
Will Cal Fire have an impact on Max Thieriot’s role in the SEAL team?
At present, Fire cal is still pretty early in its development at CBS, so, there isn’t really a timeline for when it might hit the small screen, or how many episodes it would have in Season 1, so it’s hard to say. completely how much time Thieriot would need to devote to his executive production duties on the potential drama. But, his fans who want to keep getting their Clay Spenser fix every week on SEAL team probably won’t have to worry much about seeing Thieriot’s role in the popular military series reduced.
On the one hand, if it is clear that the idea of Fire cal is very close and dear to Thieriot’s heart, nothing says yet that he plans to star in the series or play a role in it on screen. As you can probably imagine, being a major player on the show and taking on one of the lead roles would be the main thing that would potentially pull him away from him. SEAL team. So since that doesn’t seem like part of the plan, it will likely continue to prepare for dangerous missions on the Paramount + show.
Additionally, fans should keep in mind that it is not uncommon for actors from big shows like SEAL team find and start produce their own ideas. NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen is also do the same thing, and is in the process of producing its own series of first responders currently in the works, Rescue: MIA.
Basically it doesn’t seem necessary to SEAL team fans fear Max Thieriot’s Clay leave or see a tragic end because of his commitment to Fire cal, and we can all just relax and look forward to the potential new series.
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