Rob Lowe To Star In New ‘9-1-1’ Spinoff For FOX | TV News
On Sunday, Fox announced an upcoming spinoff of their number one drama 9-1-1, created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, starring Rob Lowe. The network has ordered the spin-off series to be called 9-1-1: Lone Star.
It will follow the personal lives and life-saving activities of first responders, like the original franchise, with the setting taking place approximately 1,377 miles east to Austin, Texas. Lowe will play a “sophisticated New York cop” who relocates to Austin with his son, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.
President of Entertainment Division at FOX Michael Thorn said in a statement, “In 9-1-1: Lone Star, they’ve given us a special opportunity to expand the franchise into new territory – literally and figuratively — and we’re thrilled to have the incomparable Rob Lowe headline this new iteration when it joins our schedule next season”.
Lowe currently hosts the Fox game show Mental Samurai and previously starred in the Fox single-cam comedy The Grinder. He is also coming off a regular role on the CBS medical drama Code Black, which ended last year after three seasons.
He is perhaps best known for his roles on shows such as The West Wing and Parks and Recreation. He is also known for his early roles in films such as St. Elmo’s Fire, About Last Night and The Outsiders.