Sneak Peek at Rob Lowe in the ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Premiere (PHOTOS)
Fox’s drama 9-1-1 expands its reach to the city of Austin with its spinoff, 9-1-1: Lone Star, starring Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler. The series kicks off with a two-night premiere on Sunday and Monday, January 19 and 20.
Nearly 20 years ago, Owen Strand (Lowe) was the lone survivor of his Manhattan firehouse on 9/11 and 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), takes his progressive philosophies of life and firefighting down to Texas.
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. Once in Austin, Owen meets the brilliant and wry chief paramedic Michelle Blake (Tyler), as well as police officer Carlos Reyes (Rafael Silva).
He then begins to assemble his new team of diverse and qualified candidates for Firehouse 126, including Marjan Marwani (Natacha Karam), an adrenaline junkie and badass firefighter who also is a devout Muslim; Paul Strickland (Brian Michael Smith), a transgender male firefighter, who bravely decided to transition on the job in Chicago and has a gift for observation worthy of Sherlock Holmes; and rookie firefighter Mateo Chavez (Julian Works).
Owen’s toughest challenge may be Judd Ryder (Jim Parrack), who, like Owen, was the sole survivor of Austin’s original 126 house after a rescue call ended in tragedy. A gruff cowboy to his core, Judd is married to Grace (Sierra McClain), a 9-1-1 call center operator, and struggles with PTSD, unsure if he ever can be the firefighter he once was.
Click through the gallery above to meet the members of Firehouse 126.
9-1-1: Lone Star: Pilot, Series Premiere, Sunday, January 19, 10/9c (Live all time zones), FOX
9-1-1: Lone Star: Yee-Haw, Monday, January 20, 8/7c, FOX