Rob Lowe’s 9-1-1 spin-off drama gets series order at FOX
FOX has officially given a series order for a 9-1-1 spin-off series titled 9-1-1: Lone Star which will be led by Golden Globe-nominated actor Rob Lowe (St. Elmo’s Fire, The West Wing,), who will also serve as executive producer.
“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,” FOX Entertainment’s President of Entertainment, Michael Thorn said. “In 9-1-1: LONE STAR, they’ve given us a special opportunity to expand the franchise into new territory – literally and figuratively — and we’re thrilled to have the incomparable Rob Lowe headline this new iteration when it joins our schedule next season.”
Set in Texas, 9-1-1: Lone Star will be following the story of a sophisticated New York cop (Lowe) who, along with his son, re-locates to Austin, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.
It is created and executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, with 20th Century Fox Television also set to produce. The series is scheduled to make its debut during the network’s 2019-2020 season.