If you enjoy watching dramas with a touch of murder mystery and a pinch of suspense, then you’re in luck. The hit drama 9-1-1 originally set in Los Angeles travels east to Austin, Texas, in the show’s latest spin-off 9-1-1: Lone Star.

Picked up by Fox and ordered straight to series, 9-1-1: Lone Star will bring to Texas the same elements of the original 9-1-1 television franchise. Along with some exciting room for twists to make for a great new series on Fox.

According to TVLine, the anticipated 9-1-1: Lone Star is expected to premiere on Sunday, January 19 right after the NFC Championship. And the premiere event will continue on Monday, January 20. But, while we wait for the show to begin airing on Fox, read on to find out more about this upcoming series!

Who’s in charge?

TV’s powerhouses Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear teamed up to create this drama thriller. The three also serve as executive producers alongside Rob Lowe, the show’s lead actor, who portrays a New York-turned-Austin cop.

While 20th Century Fox Television will produce the series in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision.

What’s this show about?

9-1-1: Lone Star is based around the lives of first responders. The original followed the lives of Los Angeles first responders including police officers, paramedics, firefighters, and dispatchers. And the life-threatening situations they face every day just doing their job.

This time based in Austin, Texas, the show promises to not only reveal what life is like on the jobs of the public servants that tend to people when they are at their most vulnerable moments. But it will also delve into the private lives of the individuals.

The lead of the show, Rob Lowe, plays a New York cop who transferred with his son to Austin. We’re expecting this spin-off to resonate with the original series in showing how he deals with balancing his job and personal life. However, we will know that for sure only once the first official trailer is released.

Who’s playing who on 9-1-1: Lone Star?

Apart from Lowe, nobody else has really been cast as of yet. Maybe if we’re lucky we will see some of the characters from the original series transferring to Austin. However, we wouldn’t be opposed to a completely new cast as well.

Nevertheless, with the collaborated minds of Murphy, Falchuk, and Minear, the show is destined to be amazing. At least that’s what Fox’s President of Entertainment Michael Thorn thinks. “The beauty of having a hit drama like 9-1-1 from the genius minds of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear is it allows you to explore thrilling stories as told through an array of distinctive characters,” he said in a statement. And even Lowe himself commented: “I’m elated to join this team,” referring to the Murphy, Falchuk, Minear trio.

This show has all the makings to become something great. With Rob Lowe starring in the series and some of the greatest screenwriters of recent TV history at the helm, that’s pretty much a guarantee. Expect to see action, lots of suspense, an obligatory heartbreaking backstory, and a lot of fun in this highly-anticipated Fox drama.

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