What we know about the Fire Country sheriff-focused spin-off so far

CBS is looking to turn Fire Country into a franchise. It all starts with a sheriff-focused spin-off series.

“Two Pink Lines” – Bode and his fellow prison inmate firefighters band together with the civilian station 42 crew to battle a monstrous fire that erupts after a plane crash. Meanwhile, the crews welcome a new member to the family, on FIRE COUNTRY, airing on a special day and time immediately following the AFC Championship Game, Sunday, Jan. 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET; 9:00-10:00 PM, CT; 8:00-9:00 PM, MT; 7:00-8:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on
“Two Pink Lines” – Bode and his fellow prison inmate firefighters band together with the civilian station 42 crew to battle a monstrous fire that erupts after a plane crash. Meanwhile, the crews welcome a new member to the family, on FIRE COUNTRY, airing on a special day and time immediately following the AFC Championship Game, Sunday, Jan. 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET; 9:00-10:00 PM, CT; 8:00-9:00 PM, MT; 7:00-8:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on /
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It shouldn’t be that surprising to learn that CBS wants to turn another successful show into a franchise. Fire Country immediately proved to be a success, and now there’s a look at bringing a sheriff-focused spin-off series.

NBC and ABC have already had some success in doing something like this. Chicago Fire helped bring us Chicago PD and Grey’s Anatomy eventually brought us Station 19. It’s not like CBS hasn’t had fun with spin-offs with other successful programs, including NCIS and FBI.

Now eyes are on this Fire Country spin-off series. What can we expect, and who is set to be the lead?

The new character will be introduced in Fire Country Season 2

The second season of Fire Country will bring in a new character. All we know right now is that this character is female and she will be a sheriff. Casting is underway for this role right now, according to Deadline.

The show’s plan is to create a spin-off with this character in the lead. However, she will not be part of a backdoor pilot, which is a popular way to start off a spin-off in a franchise. Instead, there will be the option to make her a series regular should she prove to be better for the mothership show instead of leading her own spin-off.

A lot of backdoor pilots do fail. It makes sense to have two potential routes for a new character instead of only as a lead in a potential spin-off.

There are no details on when the character will be introduced into the series. It looks like it will be somewhere at the midpoint based on production starting up recently and the show likely to be a good three or four into filming at least by the time casting is complete.

Fire Country Season 2 will premiere on Friday, Feb. 16 at 9/8c on CBS.