Deadline reports that Diane Farr has been cast as a series regular opposite Max Thieriot in CBS’ drama pilot “Cal Fire”, from Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS Studios.
The original idea for this project is inspired by Max Thieriot’s experiences growing up in Northern California fire country. He co-wrote the story for the pilot as well.
Farr will play Cheryl, a take-charge executive on the Cal Fire board who is the smartest person in any room. After years of firefighting in the field, Cheryl now manages frequent clashes over allocating resources among over 400 Cal Fire stations. Cheryl and her loving husband have been weathering the storm of a major loss, when to her shock, the mystery of a more recent heartbreak may finally be resolved.