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 will 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 firefighter.
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 911 dispatchers. And the life-threatening situations they face every day just doing their job.
This time based in Austin, Texas, the spin-off 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 Captain Owen Strand, a New York firefighter who transfers to Austin after he’s tasked to rebuild a firehouse there. He’s done it before in Manhattan, New York when he was the only firefighter left standing from his firehouse after 9/11. But doing it a second time in Austin might just prove to be the biggest challenge of his career.
Who’s playing who on 9-1-1: Lone Star?
Apart from Lowe, Liv Tyler has been announced to play the female lead in the 9-1-1 spin-off. She will star as Michelle Blake, a Paramedic in Chief who’s one of the only people who’s a match for Owen at the fire station they both work at.
On top of that Jim Parrack has been cast as Judd Ryder, a Texas-born firefighter who’s suspicious of the firehouse’s new chief Owen Strand. And his wife and a 911 call center operator Grace Ryder being will be portrayed by Sierra McClain.
Ronen Rubinstein will play TK Strand, Capt. Owen Strand’s firefighter son who follows his father to Austin. Natacha Karam will star as Marjan Marwani, a hijab-wearing adrenaline junkie of a firefighter. Brian Michael Smith will play Paul Strickland, a transgender male firefighter with keen observation skills. Rafael Silva will portray Carlos Reyes, an Austin cop. While Julian Works has been cast in the role of rookie firefighter Mateo Chavez.
With a cast like this and 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. And this first look clip of the upcoming series only proves that!
Expect to see action, lots of suspense, an obligatory heartbreaking backstory, and a lot of fun in this highly-anticipated Fox drama.