‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Promises This Season Is ‘Coming in Hot’ With New Preview

by Taylor Cunningham
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9-1-1: Lone Star season three debuts this Monday. And fans should expect an epic—and chilly—episode.

As the official Twitter page wrote today, “this season is comin’ in HOT, or shall we say… ICE COLD.”

Along with the little teaser, 9-1-1: Lone Star posted a short video. And in it, the series top stars dropped some clues about what we can expect this year.

“This season’s stakes are mammoth,” Rob Lowe begins.

The first episode’s disaster will be a historic snowstorm—in Austin of all places. As Lowe tells fans, buildings are going to “collapse under the weight of the snow.” And the show will be a complete “thrill ride.”

And Gina Torres is certain that “season three is going to knock everyone’s socks off.”

So be sure you don’t miss the drama. Catch the January 3rd opener titled Arctic Chill on Fox at 9/8 p.m. C.

‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ EP on Why ‘Big Event Episodes’ Are So Important

When 9-1-1: Lone Star finally comes back from its near 8-month hiatus on Monday, we’re going to see Owen Strand and his team battling piles of snow when an arctic blast takes over Austin.

As we all know, the series always highlights disasters. So in that regard, the January 3rd episode is no different.

However, those disasters vary from small isolated emergencies like car accidents to major widespread events like earthquakes. And next week’s episode promises to be on the widespread spectrum.

In the real world, Austin, TX—or any state for that matter—doesn’t actually have giant disasters as often as the characters do on 9-1-1: Lone Star. Hollywood tends to overdramatize life, but there’s obviously a reason for that. It’s more interesting to watch.

And when it comes to series like 9-1-1: Lone Star, it’s even more important to add events of monumental proportions. Because as the show’s executive producer Tim Minear said, they bring his on-screen community together.

“There is this unifying idea of this ice storm, everybody is in the same story,” Minear told Entertainment Tonight during a September 29th interview.

When episodes focus on smaller accidents, only a select group of characters are affected by the chaos. But when Tim Minear highlights epic disasters, everyone must come together in order to survive.

“That’s what’s always great about these big event episodes, whether it’s the tsunami or the earthquake or the ice storm,” Minear said. The “characters don’t have to be in the same scenes with each other in order to all be in the same story.”