Sky Witness Acquires ‘9-1-1’ Spin-Off Series, ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’
Sky Witness has acquired the rights to the ‘9-1-1’ spin-off series ‘9-1-1: Lone Star‘ the UK broadcaster has confirmed.
Nearly 20 years ago, Owen Strand (Rob Lowe) was the lone survivor of his Manhattan firehouse on 9/11. In the wake of the attack, Owen had the unenviable task of rebuilding his station. After a similar tragedy happens to a firehouse in Austin, Owen, along with his troubled firefighter son, T.K. (Ronen Rubinstein – ‘Dead of Summer’), takes his progressive philosophies of life and firefighting down to Texas, where he helps them start anew. On the surface, Owen is all about big-city style and swagger, but underneath he struggles with a secret he hides from the world – one that could very well end his life.
The series also stars Liv Tyler (‘The Leftovers’) as Michelle Blake, the paramedic Emergency Medical Services captain; Jim Parrack (‘The Deuce’, ‘True Blood’) as Judson “Judd” Ryder, firefighter and the sole survivor of 126’s previous team’s fire disaster; Sierra McClain (‘Mindhunter’) as Grace Ryder, a 9-1-1 operator and Judd’s wife; Natacha Karam (‘The Brave’) as Muslim firefighter/paramedic Marjan Marwani; Brian Michael Smith (‘Queen Sugar’) as Paul Strickland, a firefighter who is also trans; Newcomer Rafael Silva as Carlos Reyes, a police officer with the Austin Police Department; And Julian Works (‘American Crime’) as Mateo Chavez, who is a DREAM-er who must keep his job or be deported.
‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear are creators, executive producers and writers on the series. Bradley Buecker is an executive producer and director. Alexis Martin Woodall, Rashad Raisani and John J. Gray are executive producers, with Rob Lowe also serving as co-executive producer.
‘9-1-1: Lone Star‘ Season 1 will premiere later in 2020 on Sky Witness.