9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 is not coming in 2023

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 is not coming in 2023
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It looks like Ryan Murphy’s popular drama series will take some time to make its comeback! Continue reading to learn more about
9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5. 

There is no doubt that as we approach the fall of 2023, fans are now wondering what the current status of the beloved procedural drama series has been since the series was renewed for a fifth season at FOX, which has caused fans to speculate what’s in store for the lives of sophisticated New York firefighters! The fandom is wondering when they will return to tackle a whole new wave of unexpected twists at every turn that promises to be an exhilarating ride! 

To say the least, viewers will be curious to see how the story of these beloved characters and their journey will be continued for another season. So, if you are wondering what new developments have been happening so far behind the scenes, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all your answers about the much-anticipated fifth season, which we definitely think is going to captivate the audience once again as it has been doing since its inception back in 2020!  

Here is everything we know so far about FOX’s 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5. 

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 is not coming in 2023

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 Release Date: When will it premiere?

If you have been keeping up, then you’ll know that the FOX network has made it clear by issuing an official statement about changing its entire 2023–24 fall broadcast schedule by putting a hold on the major release of all the scripted shows for the remainder of this year, which sadly will also include “9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5.”

We say this with a bit of assurance because all the competitor networks have also revised their fall schedules and they have confirmed to reschedule all the scripted shows for sometime around the early to mid-2024 broadcast season.

This has happened due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike and the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which have stopped the working of Hollywood until a proper resolution regarding the compensation of the writers and actors is made for the work to effectively resume and the production to conclude on time without causing any further hurdles or delays in the release.

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 is not coming in 2023

So, if we look at this current status, one thing is pretty clear: the network has considered some crucial changes for its upcoming fall primetime schedule because we assume that there is no chance for the production to commence even by late August 2023, which will also lead to major delays in post-production, eventually forcing the showrunners to skip the 2023–24 fall schedule and modify the release window by confirming it to premiere sometime around early to mid-season 2024 because, to be very honest, the dual strikes don’t seem to get resolved anytime soon and are reported to last until October 2023!

The recent Writers Guild and the AMPTP meeting on Thursday was an attempt to hammer out a deal to end the ongoing writers’ strike for which Deadline also confirmed that the studios’ CEOs are planning to meet Friday to discuss where things now stand. The negotiations restarted bargaining last week and recessed until Tuesday after the companies made a counterproposal to the guild’s proposals. Tuesday’s meeting reportedly ended with “mixed results,” and since then, they’ve been going back and forth to see if they can come to a tentative agreement.

In the meantime, check out the Twitter handle of the show confirming the renewal news, quoting, “The 126 isn’t going anywhere! #911LoneStar is returning for season 5!” Take a look at the official post as shared below:

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 Plot: What to expect?

Even though not much has been confirmed, we are certain that 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 will confirm the core premise of the show, which is as follows:

“Nearly 20 years ago, Owen Strand was the lone survivor of his Manhattan firehouse on 9/11, and in the wake of the attack, was left with the unenviable task of rebuilding the station. After a similar tragedy strikes a firehouse in Austin, Texas, Owen – along with his troubled firefighter son, T.K. – takes his progressive philosophies of life and firefighting down to the Lone Star State to help them start anew. On the surface, Owen is all about big-city style and swagger, but underneath he struggles with a secret he hides from the world – one that could very well end his life.” 

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 is not coming in 2023

The series is also expected to continue the plot from the final episode of the fourth season, “In Sickness and In Health,” which is directed by Bradley Buecker and written by Tim Minear and Rashad Raisani. The episode was viewed by 3.32 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the series states, “As T.K. and Carlos prepare for their wedding day, tragedy strikes.” We also saw that Owen is conflicted when his brother Robert (guest star Chad Lowe) asks him for help; Judd and Grace face a family crisis; and as T.K. and Carlos prepare for their wedding day, tragedy strikes. 

Moreover, CEO Rob Wade also revealed the chances for 9-1-1’s crossovers, “Right now we’re really focused on our own schedule and how we look forward with our own series. We’re really proud of the 9-1-1 franchise and excited to announce another season of Lone Star,” he said. Further adding, “It’s really a standout series… and rest assured, we’re going to relaunch that show. It’s an important show to our audience, and we’re very excited to have it back. As far as crossovers go, crossovers have always been really hard on the 9-1-1 franchise because they’re such ambitious schedules. We weren’t able to do it every year when both shows ran on the network, anyway.”

9-1-1: Lone Star 4x17 "Off The Rails" / 4x18 "Two Weddings And A Train Wreck" Promo (HD)

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?

The main cast members from the fourth season are expected to reprise their roles which are as follows: Rob Lowe as Owen Strand, a firefighter captain from New York City and TK’s father; Ronen Rubinstein as Tyler Kennedy “TK” Strand, a firefighter with the 126; Sierra McClain as Grace Ryder, a 9-1-1 operator, and Judd’s wife; Jim Parrack as Judson “Judd” Ryder, firefighter and Grace’s husband; Natacha Karam as Marjan Marwani, a firefighter and paramedic; Brian Michael Smith as Paul Strickland, a firefighter, and paramedic with a keen eye for details. 

Others include Rafael L. Silva as Carlos Reyes, a police officer with the Austin Police Department; Julian Works as Mateo Chavez is severely dyslexic and is a DREAM-er who must keep his job or be deported; Gina Torres as Tommy Vega, an EMS replacement captain; Brianna Baker as Nancy Gillian is a paramedic who is a member of the Rescue 126 EMS crew; Kelsey Yates as Isabella “Izzy” Vega Tommy’s daughter and Evie’s twin sister; Skyler Yates as Evie Vega Tommy’s daughter and Izzy’s twin sister.

9-1-1, Lone Star is produced by 20th Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision, 9-1-1: Lone Star gives a look into the lives of the police, fire, and ambulance departments of Company 126 in Austin. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear are creators, executive producers, and writers. Bradley Buecker is an executive producer and directed the series premiere. Alexis Martin Woodall, Rashad Raisani, John J. Gray, Angela Bassett, Lowe, Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson, and Bob Goodman also are executive producers.

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 Official Episode Count: Where to stream?

When renewed, the season was expected to have at least 18 episodes with an average runtime of 42–48 minutes, just like the prior seasons. Though we would also like to highlight that the official episode count can be reduced if the strikes aren’t resolved anytime soon, we think that the network shouldn’t risk any further delays.

So, if we consider the pattern of the last few seasons, then the show is very likely to avoid having a standard episode count by shortening the season to 12-15 episodes in order to avoid producing more episodes because of the delay caused by the strike. As reported previously, the filming has been put on hold because of the ongoing strikes, which include SAG-AFTRA, otherwise known as the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, joining the WGA or the Writers Guild of America.

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 is not coming in 2023

Moreover, the chances of the network releasing details about the new episodes, including the official titles and synopsis, are minimal in order to avoid any potential spoilers. All the prior seasons of 9-1-1: Lone Star are currently available to stream on Fox and Hulu, which is ideal for many international viewers. Additionally, you can currently watch 9-1-1: Lone Star on FuboTV. It can also be rented or purchased on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu.

All of the seasons are available to view on the aforementioned digital streaming sites with a membership plan or for free in select locations. Hence, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the near future, and binge-watch the show to recall all the events.

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 Official Trailer: Is it available?

As stated above, the network hasn’t released any new promos for the highly anticipated fifth season as filming hasn’t yet commenced, leaving a lot of time for the official marketing to begin, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere. We’ll just have to wait and see what the next few months have in store for us in relation to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, as everything concerning the filming status is also neither here nor there! 

Due to this, we are certain that no new promos will be released anytime soon. In the meantime, check out the official promo for the fourth season which focuses on the fire, police, and ambulance departments of the fictional company 126, located in Austin, Texas. The use of “Lone Star” in the name associates it with Texas, the “Lone Star State”. It was created for Fox by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear. The series is a spin-off of the television series 9-1-1

Take a look at the official first look of the 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 4 below to recall what has transpired in the last season so far: 

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 4 First Look Preview (HD)

While you wait for more 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 updates, catch up on previous seasons to recall all the plotlines and character arcs that have happened so far in this beloved series.