Liv Tyler is joining Rob Lowe in FOX spinoff 9-1-1: Lone Star, according to Deadline. Her credits include films such as Armaggedon and The Lord of the Rings, as well series including The Leftovers, Gunpowder, and Harlots. Liv Tyler can next be seen on the big screen in Ad Astra, opening in theaters on September 20.
From 9-1-1 co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, 9-1-1: Lone Star follows a sophisticated New York cop (Lowe) who, along with his son, re-locates to Austin, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.
The site says that “Tyler will play Chief Paramedic Michelle Blake, who’s a little rock-n-roll, sometimes a bad girl, but always boss. Equal parts compassionate and ruthless, Michelle is brilliant and wry, and the only one who can match wits with Owen in the station… where she will often put Owen (Lowe) in his place. While always on point at work, Michelle has a obsession she struggles to control: finding out what happened to her little sister Iris, who disappeared two years ago. She’ll stop at nothing to discover the truth, even if it means burning her own life down.”
9-1-1: Lone Star will premiere on January 19, 2020 following the NFC Championship Game.
9-1-1: Lone Star is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear are creators and executive producers on the series. Lowe will serve as a co-executive producer on the series.
“The beauty of having a hit drama like 9-1-1 from the genius minds of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear is it allows you to explore thrilling stories as told through an array of distinctive characters,” Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment, FOX Entertainment, said when the spinoff was announced. “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.”