‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Just Made Every Fan’s Heart ‘Sink’ in This Intense Moment

by Victoria Santiago

9-1-1: Lone Star fans are already in for a horrifyingly tense moment, and the show hasn’t even officially returned yet. For those fans that live in icy states, we know the heart-stopping feeling all too well. An eight-second clip is enough to leave us wondering what will happen next week when the show returns.

Fans reacted in a variety of ways to the short clip. While most were concerned about people’s safety and caught up in the intensity of the moment, others were a little more critical. One Twitter user pointed out that the clip shows someone that obviously doesn’t know how to drive in the snow and ice.

“Anyone else’s heart just sink into their stomach? Guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens next week on #911LoneStar,” the official show account tweeted. The third season of the show is set to premiere on Fox on Monday, January 10th.

‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Showrunner Details How Disasters Are Written

For some, this season might hit a little close to home. The nasty weather in this season is reminiscent of the devastating cold front that powered through Texas in 2021. The Lone Star state isn’t the only area that’s recently been affected by snow and ice. Currently, airports all over the country are feeling the impacts of sudden oncoming winter weather. If anything, it looks like most of us will be able to sympathize with the 9-1-1: Lone Star team.

The intense storyline for season three of 9-1-1: Lone Star was the product of a lot of brainstorming. Some people had suggested the dust storm, and that led to writers talking about the cold weather Austin, Texas had experienced in 2021. Of course, suggesting a storyline is a lot different than actually creating it. Showrunner Tim Minear spoke to Decider about the work that goes into creating Fox’s hit drama.

The biggest challenge, of course, is how to emulate winter weather. Undoubtedly, Los Angeles is not the place for it. “So the question was, first of all, how do we make it snow in Texas while we’re shooting it in Los Angeles and it’s 90 degrees,” Minear joked. As a matter of fact, the entire third season was filmed during the summer in L.A. This showrunner clearly has some tricks up his sleeve.

We’ll just have to wait and see how they managed to create such a dread-inducing winter storm in one of the U.S.’s hottest states. It wouldn’t be the first time Minear and co. managed to create something out-of-this-world creative. In fact, they did it for the first two seasons. This one might’ve been the most challenging yet, but after seeing that eight-second clip, it is without a doubt realistic.