Rob Lowe has been tapped to lead the forthcoming 9-1-1 spinoff at Fox.
Fox has greenlit a new spinoff series to its top-performing drama, titled 9-1-1: Lone Star. The forthcoming series is set to debut during the 2019-20 television season.
The spinoff from 9-1-1 creators and executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear follows a sophisticated New York cop (Lowe) who, along with his son, re-locates to Austin, Texas, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.
“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,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment for Fox Entertainment. “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.”
“Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear’s ability to make smart, unique, great television is unmatched. I’m elated to join this team,” said Lowe, who will also serve as exec producer on the project.