‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ EP Previews Every Character Having a Story Early in Season 3

by Chase Thomas
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9-1-1: Lone Star returns for season 3 in January 3 in 2022. Yes, Outsiders, 2022 will be here before you know. The show stars Rob Lowe at the center of the action. However, there is more to the program than simply Lowe’s character. Part of what makes the FOX drama so much fun for viewers is that every character matters. Every character plays a pivotal role on the program. Tim Minear, one of the writers from the show, spoke at length about this matter. And how it pertains to Season 3 on FOX that is set to debut in early January.

Minear told ET about 9-1-1: Lone Star, “The thing that interested me was not rushing through a reunification. The thing that interested me was not feeling like everything had to be solved in 45 minutes. The thing that interested me was really being allowed to spend time with each of these characters and let their stories breathe and really give each of these characters a moment to shine. And that’s what we’ve done in the first three or four episodes is really allow everybody to have a story and a moment, and to really see them as individuals so that when they finally all get back together, assuming they do, it really feels like a climb.”

The Long-Term Build

It’s a walk, not a sprint. From his preview, it sounds like there will be a lot to unpack on 9-1-1: Lone Star. The stories are there and they have time to breathe. They have to build, which is not always a guarantee for network shows.

He concluded, “That it really feels like it was earned, that it really feels like a road back. That it took some maneuvering in order to arrive at the destination. Because there is this unifying idea of this ice storm, everybody is in the same story. That’s what’s always great about these big event episodes, whether it’s the tsunami or the earthquake or the ice storm, is that characters don’t have to be in the same scenes with each other in order to all be in the same story.”

A Rob Lowe ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ crossover?

What’s the future like for Lowe on the program? Will we see a potential spin-off situation where appears on another program as Owen? Minear addressed it saying, “They need to be on the same timeline because I do think that there is probably in a crossover in the future there.”

He concluded, “This crossover event would be the big one that they had planned before the pandemic, a two-parter that really sees both teams working together.” Only time will tell how it will all work out, but it certainly sounds like it’s in the cards.