‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ EP Wants Crew To ‘Earn That Victory’ of Putting the Firehouse Back Together

by Anna Dunn

9-1-1: Lone Star is almost back, and fans are getting excited. There are a ton of loose ends that have yet to be tied up and the executive producer knows that fans are dying to know how the firehouse is going to get put back together, but he wants the firefighters to “earn that victory.”

In a new interview with ET Online, Tim Minear, Executive producer of the hit first responder series, talked about how 9-1-1: Lone Star plans to pick up after the shocking season finale that left the firehouse dismantled.

“We were very interested in following up on how we ended last season, which was the firehouse had burned down and everyone had been temporarily reassigned. Then Billy came in and said, ‘We’re never putting the firehouse back. You’re never getting back together.’ We didn’t want that to just feel like B.S. We want to really earn their way back to putting Humpty Dumpty back together. So that’s what we do for the first few episodes of the season is really earn that victory,” he told the publication.

This means that there are going to be a few episodes where we see our favorite firefighters scrambling. And this is important because not everyone is doing very well at their other stations. Minnear compared this comeback to what happens in the middle of Avengers: Endgame.

“If you think of the middle of Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark moved off to a cabin and everyone is broken up and a few of them haven’t given up the ghost. They come back together and they fight to try to win the day. It’s sort of the road we’re going down with the first few episodes of this season,” he said.

The New ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Season Starts with an Ice Storm

So former members of the firehouse are essentially going to have to convene after hours to campaign to get their workplace back. And that’s not going to be easy, considering that the new season opens on a disaster. The first episode of the season sees the characters responding to an ice storm that wreaks havoc on Austin.

This is based on the true events of last year, where a winter storm caused a grid failure in Texas. Now, the show is fictionalizing these events with its own twists. The characters are going to have to deal with everything from crashes to major building collapses. And the stakes couldn’t be higher.

It’s said that several lives, including those of the main characters, will remain in the balance in the season premiere.

If you want to catch 9-1-1: Lone Star when it returns, you don’t have much longer to wait. The show comes back to Fox on Monday, January 3rd, 2022 at 8/7 central.