‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Actor Rob Lowe Teases Massive Stakes in Ice Storm Episode

by Anna Dunn

9-1-1: Lone Star’s return is just around the corner, and star Rob Lowe is teasing some massive stakes in an upcoming ice storm episode. The show, which is a spinoff of 9-1-1, is finally set to return with a bang. The show follows first responders in Austin, Texas.

And a major snow and ice storm is going to make things incredibly dangerous.

“We kick the season off with an ice storm,” Rob Lowe teases in a new look at the series, “You have people falling in lakes. Buildings collapse under the weight of the snow. The show looks like a thrill ride more than ever this year.”

But of course, it’s not just a “thrill ride” that makes 9-1-1: Lone Star and 9-1-1 so gripping. It’s the characters we care about and the events they go through, often based on real life. It would be hard not to see the similarities between this ice storm and the less severe but still incredibly deadly Texas Freeze that occurred last year.

You can check out the actors talking about the new season below. If it’s anything like they say it’s going to be, 9-1-1: Lone Star is really kicking it up a notch.

‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Season 3 Brings in All New Guest Stars

The main cast is the heart and soul of the show, but the guest stars always make a fun addition. This year, the show is bringing in a bunch of new people including two former Angel stars. Both Julie Benz and Amy Acker are going to have roles son this year’s season of 9-1-1: Lone Star.

Benz plays Sadie, Owen’s next-door neighbor. Sadie is an artist and an outdoorsman. And we’re going to see her right away.

“Sadie is there for this first adventure [of the ice storm hitting Austin], and she absolutely could come back at some point. Owen and Sadie are not really a romantic coupling so much as two formidable self-assured people who find each other in a moment of crisis,” Executive producer Tim Minear told TV Insider.

Meanwhile, Acker is set to play Catherine, the former Governor of Texas.

“She’s in the political world in sort of a rarified space,” Minear said. “She’s somebody who will come into Owen’s orbit.”

It’ll be exciting to see both of these actresses pay 9-1-1: Lone Star a bit of a visit. And who knows, maybe one of them will wind up staying on a bit more full-time. At this point, it doesn’t appear that the two former Angel stars have any episodes in common.

9-1-1: Lone Star comes back on Monday, January 3rd at 8/7 central only Fox.