‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Showrunner Says the Goal Is ‘To Get the 126 Back’ Together

by Taylor Cunningham
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Yes, Outsiders, we know that Season three of 9-1-1: Lone Star has been rough so far. But don’t fret because showrunner Tim Minear promises light at the end of the tunnel.

2022 may be Lone Star’s most dramatic year yet—and we’re only two episodes in. When the new season debuted on Jan 3rd, Austin, TX, was experiencing an epic snowstorm. Buildings were collapsing, people were freezing, and general chaos ensued.

But, of course, the weather isn’t the only source of misery for the characters. Thanks to the newly appointed Deputy Fire Chief Billy Tyson, firehouse 126 has shut down. And now, the Lone Star family is broken.

The team wants to get the firehouse back together, but Owen Strand’s ego is currently standing in the way of any big plans to re-open. Because Strand refuses to apologize to Billy Tyson, he’s currently unemployed. And without their captain, the remaining firefighters have no direction.

However, during an interview with TV Insider, Minear explained that everything will change in upcoming episodes because there are still a few characters who haven’t given up on their fallen firehouse—particularly Tommy Vega’s team.

“Tommy’s team is Tommy’s team,” he shared. “And it’s Nancy and T.K. and that is one element of the 126. The goal for all these characters is to get the 126 back and to have everybody under the same roof again. I thought it was a very interesting element to show that the paramedics could work in the private sector. Obviously, all the other firefighters got assigned to the different houses at the end of last season. And they’re still in those houses when we come back.”

But the best information we heard from Minear was that Tommy or another 9-1-1: Lone Star hero will manage to get the gang back together.

“At the end of the day, I think it’s fair to say we’ll probably all end up under the same roof again,” he continued.

It was always safe to assume that someone would save the 126. But it’s always nice to have solid confirmation.

‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Showrunner Tim Minear Hopes To Make the Show Run Continuously Through the Year

9-1-1: Lone Star may have had a painfully long break between seasons two and three. But don’t think you’ll always have to miss your favorite EMS workers for months at a time.

Because during an interview with Decider, Minear revealed that he hopes to make the show run continuously throughout the year. That’s right, In the future, 9-1-1: Lone Star could have more reasonable breaks.

“Right now I’m at the place where I’m hopefully making the dream come true for you where we won’t go off for ten weeks,” he said.