Thursday, February 24, 2022

Development News - 'SEAL Team' Star Max Thieriot to Headline CBS Drama Pilot 'Cal Fire'; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - February 24, 2022

CBS' Cal Fire and NBC's Hungry.

  • Executive producer Max Thieriot has closed a deal to star in the drama pilot written by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater based on a story by Thieriot. He currently stars in Paramount+'s SEAL Team, which has been renewed for a sixth season. He is the sole main cast member not to have a deal in place for the next season. The recent fifth season finale ended on a cliffhanger leaving his character's fate unknown. However, CBS Studios is willing to accommodate a schedule that allows Thieriot to star in both shows should Cal Fire earn a series pickup.
  • He will play Bode Donovan, a young convict. Seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence, he joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region. Bode had so much promise, and then life knocked him down. He has the soul of an artist, the rap sheet of a criminal and the audacity to believe in a second chance with Cal Fire. He is driven by misplaced guilt, but he can't wallow in his past - because the present hit him right in the face.
  • Gabriel Iglesias and Ryan McPartlin will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Demi Lovato. Iglesias created and starred in Netflix's Mr. Iglesias, which ran for two seasons. McPartlin starred for four seasons in four seasons in NBC's Chuck and two seasons in Spectrum's L.A.'s Finest.
  • Iglesias will play Danny, a big-hearted big guy who's the life of the party.
  • McPartlin will play Justin, the leader of the food issues group.