Fire Country and Kane Brown goal to make lovely music collectively, because the nation famous person makes his appearing debut this Friday at 9/8c on CBS’ freshman hit.
On this season’s 18th episode (of twenty-two), titled “Off the Rails,” the 2 crews reply to the scene of a practice crash the place the rescue has the potential to spiral uncontrolled, after they uncover the practice is filled with illicit cargo. Inside that story, Brown guest-stars as Robin, an enigmatic, modern-day practice hopper who winds up serving to injured passengers. (Watch a promo above.)
Recounting the casting coup for TVLine, Hearth Nation star and govt producer Max Thieriot hails Brown as “a very great, candy dude who wished to strive his hand at appearing, which is one thing he’s wished to do for alongside time — however clearly he has an excellent busy schedule nowadays!”
Showrunner Tia Napolitano in flip tells TVLine, “All of us agreed that we wished to work with Kane. He’s all of the great issues Max stated, after which it was only a matter of working along with his schedule. And we wrote this half for him, as a result of we wished a component that stood out, a component that hadn’t seen earlier than on the present, and one thing that was a mild entry into the world of appearing. It was very a lot designed for him.”
Napolitano says that whereas Amy Osler, EVP of Music for CBS Tv Studios, had been pitching doable collaborations all season lengthy, “I don’t suppose we ever thought we’d get somebody as large as Kane Brown, so now the sky’s the restrict! And it was actually the right mixture.”
As Thieriot notes, “We’ve got an enormous, rural, outdoorsy viewers, lots of nation music followers. And I do know lots of of us who’re firefighters who hearken to nation music. Nation music tells a narrative, and that’s what we’re going to do.”
Neither Thieriot nor Napolitano would verify if Brown additionally sings throughout his go to. (“I don’t know if we’re giving freely spoilers,” the previous says with a wink.) As a substitute, Thieriot stresses that Brown’s visitor spot was not a “Are available in and do a cameo, stunt-casted factor.”
“Kane was super-respectful of what we do, and he actually wished to be there to behave, and be taught, and perceive the method,” Thieriot says. “It’s a very cool factor to see any individual embrace it like that.”
Napolitano teases that “by the top of the season, we flip the whole lot on its head. It’s full circle from the pilot, and I feel it should really feel very satisfying but additionally extremely surprising.
“We’ve bought so many twists and turns,” the showrunner continues, “and the episode that Max directed [airing May 12] has essentially the most sensible hearth we’ve ever had, so it’s going to really feel thrilling.”
And as for the warmth between Bode and Gabriella (performed by Stephanie Arcila) — can the would-be couple actually abstain till he’s a free man? — Napolitano will solely say, “You’re going to must tune in and discover out, however there may be chemistry left and proper with these two. And it’ll preserve constructing and constructing.”
The CBS hit’s freshman finale, airing Could 19, revolves round “an occasion such as you’ve by no means seen earlier than on this present,” Napolitano previews, “and the fruits of all this character drama we’ve been constructing” consists of “a brand new escalation in Bode’s journey…. It’s an extremely satisfying solution to finish a curler coaster of a season.”
Will stated season finale go away viewers questioning, “What occurs subsequent?”… or “WTF simply occurred?”…?
“Each,” Thieriot avows, including: “It’s not simple to do 22 episodes. It’s a protracted street to be mapping out, however you’re going to really feel each totally different emotion in the previous few episodes. And on the finish, for me as a viewer, it’s going to depart you wanting extra.”