“9-1-1 Lone Star”, the series derived from “9-1-1” centered on Texas firefighters, returns tonight on M6 for a not-to-be-missed season 2 which welcomes several new faces, including Gina Torres , and multiplies the exceptional episodes.
Just over a year after season 1 aired, 9-1-1 Lone Star, the 9-1-1 spin-off centered around firefighters at a firehouse in Austin, Texas, returns tonight at 9:10 p.m. on M6 for a second season even better than the first, between new characters that you will soon adopt, disasters in spades, and breathtaking twists.
Gina Torres (Suits) and Lisa Edelstein (Dr House) join the series
If Rob Lowe (Owen), Ronen Rubinstein (TK), Jim Parrack (Judd), Sierra McClain (Grace), Brian Michael Smith (Paul) or even Natacha Karam (Marjan) are indeed back in this second burst of episodes, fans of 9-1-1 Lone Star will not fail to notice the absence of Liv Tyler, the interpreter of the ambulance attendant Michelle Blake, who left the series at the end of season 1 for personal reasons.
To fill the void left by the departure of Liv Tyler, the production therefore called on Gina Torres (Suits, Angel), who joins the series in the role of Tommy Vega, new captain of the paramedics, and thus finds the creator and showrunner Tim Minear almost twenty years after Firefly.
Introduced from the first episode of season 2, Tommy had left the uniform behind eight years ago to take care of her daughters. But the crisis linked to Covid-19 pushes her to return to service as an ambulance attendant when her husband’s restaurant finds itself in financial difficulty. And despite the time that has passed, Tommy will quickly prove to her colleagues that she has lost none of her know-how and that she is still the best in her field.
Gina Torres does not arrive alone in 9-1-1 Lone Star since she is accompanied by Derek Webster (Damages), who lends her features to Tommy’s husband, Charles, but also young actresses Kelsey and Skyler Yates , who play the couple’s twins, Izzy and Evie Vega.
And on the side of the Strand family, this beginning of season 2 tells us that Owen now cohabits with his ex-wife Gwen, who had landed in Austin to be at the bedside of their sons TK following his hospitalization at the end of season 1, and got stuck with her former mate due to the Covid outbreak and lockdown.
It is the actress Lisa Edelstein, alias Cuddy in Dr House, who embodies this new recurring character who will be present for several episodes. Because a flashback is not impossible between Gwen and Owen. For better and for worse ?
Serial disasters, characters in danger of death… we never get bored for a second!
9-1-1, the parent series of the franchise, whose season 4 was recently offered on M6, is already known for its completely crazy interventions (and accidents). But this second season of the declination led by Rob Lowe pushes the cursor even further. Perhaps making Lone Star an even more successful spin-off than the series from which it is derived. A nice feat rare enough to be highlighted.
After the destructive tornadoes of the first season, place in these new episodes to a military tank which sows panic in the streets of Austin, to a volcanic eruption in the middle of Texas, to a dust storm, or even to huge forest fires in episode 3 (of the 14 in total this season 2).
It is also on the occasion of this third part, entitled “All fire, all flame”, that the firefighters of Texas, in great difficulty, will receive the visit of their colleagues from Los Angeles for a crossover with 9-1 -1 not to be missed, featuring Ryan Guzman (Eddie), Oliver Stark (Buck), and Aisha Hinds (Hen).
Finally, this season will also be punctuated by twists and disasters on a personal level for the heroes of Lone Star since, while Owen embarks on the trail of a serial arsonist and sees his life changed, terrible dramas will strike at least two other regular characters during upsetting episodes. And not everyone will come out unscathed.
In short, get ready to hold your breath because 9-1-1 Lone Star is back in better shape than ever on M6!