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CBS Orders ‘Sheriff Country’, a ‘Fire Country’ Spinoff, for the 2025-2026 Season

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CBS has officially ordered ‘Sheriff Country‘, a spinoff of the popular drama series ‘Fire Country’, for the 2025-2026 broadcast season. The new series will star Morena Baccarin as Sheriff Mickey Fox, a character who was introduced in the second season of ‘Fire Country’.

‘Sheriff Country’ will expand upon the world of ‘Fire Country’ and the fictional town of Edgewater. It will focus on Mickey Fox, a straight-shooting sheriff who investigates criminal activity while navigating personal challenges, including a mysterious incident involving her wayward daughter and her ex-con father. Mickey is also the stepsister of Cal Fire’s division chief, Sharon Leone (played by Diane Farr), providing opportunities for crossovers between the two shows.

The announcement of ‘Sheriff Country’ continues the expansion of the ‘Fire Country’ franchise, following the introduction of Mickey Fox in the sixth episode of ‘Fire Country’ Season 2, titled “Alert the Sheriff“. The episode served as an introduction to the character and the potential spinoff, with Baccarin signing on as a guest star with the option to lead the spinoff as a series regular.

The success of ‘Fire Country’ has paved the way for this new series, with the drama ranking as the most-watched new broadcast series last season, averaging 8 million viewers per episode and 10 million in live+35 multi-platform viewing. CBS President and CEO, George Cheeks, had hinted at the possibility of a spinoff during a conversation at the 2023 Banff World Media Festival, expressing a focus on “building out a whole new universe”.

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‘Sheriff Country’ will be executive produced by Max Thieriot, Tony Phelan, and Joan Rater, who also serve as writers and creators of ‘Fire Country’. The series will be produced by CBS Studios.


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