Ronen Rubinstein posted the first exclusive first look of the third season in the Texas installment of the 9-1-1 franchise. The series is set to have its winter premiere in January. The clip showed off two new guest stars from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Julie Benz and Amy Acker will be joining the series as guest stars! It is unknown what characters they will be portraying or how long their appearances will last.
Gina Torres, who portrays Paramedic Captain Tommy Vega, gave fans a background on the upcoming premiere episode. Tommy, Nancy, and T.K. will be put in a life and death situation. The storyline features the team trying to save a young boy who fell through the ice. They established that the ice was too unsafe to go on, but T.K. still said he would help. While attempting to reach him, he fell into the ice.
Meanwhile, fans will recall that Season 2 left the first responders with quite the situation. Due to budget cuts, the team was being split up, and their firehouse was being canceled. Let us know what your theories are about the upcoming season in the comments section!
Watch the exclusive 9-1-1: Lone Star first look teaser below.
‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Season 3 Opens With an Ice Storm
Surprisingly, Texas will be experiencing an ice storm in the season opener. Rob Lowe described the storyline as being intense, however.
The premiere episode is fittingly called “The Big Chill.” The official summary says:
“An unexpected arctic cold front brings an ice storm to Austin and a variety of weather-related emergencies. Meanwhile, Owen deals with the fallout of the 126 closing, as Tommy, T.K., and Gillian settle into new employment and Judd and Grace prepare for the birth of their first baby,” it reads.
Could this mean that Judd and Grace’s pregnancy is in trouble if they are stranded in the frigid weather? Could she go into labor? Will they save the boy and be safe themselves? In real life, Austin, Texas was impacted by snow and an ice storm last year. The state of Texas suffered from dangerous power outages and had little to no safety plans and preparations. Multiple people died in the storm.
“This season, the stakes are mammoth,” Lowe said in a teaser. “The 126 has been completely torn apart. We lead the season off with an ice storm. People fall in the lake. Buildings collapse under the weight of the snow. The show looks like a thrill ride more than ever this year.”
He added, “I take a lot of pride in portraying first responders because they are actual heroes.”
Finally, 9-1-1: Lone Star returns on January 3 on Fox.