Fire Country is back up and running! Well, sort of. The breakout drama was delayed due to the writers and actors strike, but now that the former has been ratified, the writers are allowed to return to work and pen scripts for the upcoming season. It will still be a bit before the cameras are allowed to roll (the actors are, after all, still on strike), but the show’s executive producer has some exciting news for fans!
During a recent interview with Deadline, Tia Napolitano told fans what they will be getting in season 2, and how the lives of the characters will not be in the places that we expect them to be. In other words, there will be lots of drama.
When is Fire Country season 2 coming back?
“I feel energized, and honestly, Season 2 is not a continuation of Season 1”, the executive producer added. “It’s the next chapter, and I think, having had a rest from Season 1, we feel like we’re ready to come back even stronger and shock everybody from the second the episodes start to air when we’re finally out there.”
Napolitano isn’t the only one who’s confident about the show’s sophomore effort. David Gould, another executive producer, told the outlet that the experiences of the writing staff during the strike will influence the unity of the Fire Country ensemble, in terms of how they are depicted.
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“This show is about family, the relationships in the fire station, the folks that get impacted in each incident, and we’re very involved in each other’s lives”, Gould added. “A very important element of breaking our stories is bringing ourselves, our personal experiences in here and being supportive of each other. No one puts out a fire alone.”
While the episode count for season 2 is still unclear, the fact that the Fire Country staff is allowed to go back to work before the holiday season is an encouraging sign. There was a brief period in which it seemed like the show wouldn’t be returning until next September, so the notion of an abbreviated season is actually an enormous relief. We can’t wait to be surprised.
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