Gabriel has been shot dead. Robert succumbed to Huntington’s.
Two tragedies during the #Tarlos wedding. Is this an omen?
Our cliffhangers are not getting answered this October. So when can we expect the new Season?
Getting through 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 4 finale put us in a tough spot. Untimely deaths, murders, disease-ridden bodies, heartbreaks, and all of this while we were trying to sit back and enjoy TK and Carlos’ wedding. The 126 crew could not catch a break! Therefore, if you have come here to figure out answers on when we can expect Season 5 to arrive on FOX, this is the space to be.
Right off the bat, we are deeply mortified to inform you that 9-1-1: Lone Star will not be making a comeback with Season 5 in October. Fast forward to September, and viewers are still awaiting confirmation regarding the future of 9-1-1: Lone Star amidst uncertain situations inflicted by the ongoing SAG AFTRA strikes. So when? Let’s find out!
9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 Arrival: Best Case Scenario
FOX has officially renewed Season 5 of 9-1-1: Lone Star, whereas the mother series 9-1-1 has left the chat! No literally… It was transferred to the ABC network, so for anyone hoping for those stellar crossovers, we apologize for bursting your bubble. As of writing this piece, the official network has not confirmed a release date. However, before we jump to a conclusion, we must take two things into account. The first is that the 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 4 finale just aired on May 16th, 2023, and the series was given a renewal for Season 5 on May 1st, 2023, which makes it too soon to speculate a release date for the same. Check out the Season 5 renewal post below.
— 9-1-1: Lone Star (@911LoneStar) May 1, 2023
Second, the WGA strike began in May 2023, the very month that FOX announced the season renewal. The writers might have just dipped their pen in ink, and before they could etch a word on paper, the strike must have broken out. After that, the SAG AFTRA joined in, rendering the production house to go into an indefinite hiatus. Now, the 146-day-long WGA strike has reached a fair deal with the AMPTP on 27 September.
Going into October, all major news outlets confirmed that the writer’s rooms will be gathering to write and finish scripts. Fortunately, 9-1-1 Lone Star is a part of this development, which means that the scripts are already in progress. Given the circumstances, if the scripts are over by the end of 2023, 2024 can ensure production developments provided the SAG AFTRA comes to an impasse by then, leading us to view a mid-2024 release or, in all likeliness, a 2024 fall release.
This is keeping in tune with the ending of the strike, script writing, production, and post-production time. Sigh, I know we have put you in a somber mood. Let’s lighten up and dive into the expectations from 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5, now that we know it is happening.
9-1-1 Lone Star Cast: Who Will We See In The Next Season?
As of now, there are no formal announcements regarding the cast for Season 5, so most probably, the Season 4 cast will return to the screen. They are:
- Rob Lowe as firefighter captain Owen Strand
- Ronen Rubinstein as paramedic T.K. Strand
- Sierra McClain as 9-1-1 operator Grace Ryder
- Jim Parrack as firefighter Judd Ryder
- Natacha Karam as firefighter/paramedic Marjan Marwani
- Brian Michael Smith as firefighter/paramedic Paul Strickland
- Rafael L. Silva as police officer Carlos Reyes
- Julian Works as firefighter Mateo Chavez
- Gina Torres as EMS captain Tommy Vega
- Brianna Baker as paramedic Nancy Gillian
- Kelsey and Skyler Yates as Tommy’s daughters Izzy and Evie
In case of any cast shakeups or additions, we will be sure to inform you about it!
Where Can I Watch 9-1-1: Lone Star?
With writing and production for Season 5 still under wraps, the show will most probably not reach us in 2023. When it does, it will air on Fox, and the timings for the same are Tuesdays at 8/7c.
Meanwhile, you can catch the earlier seasons on Hulu, provided you have a subscription.
9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5: Plot Points To Discover
While the Season 4 finale left us in the throes of inexplicable cliffhangers, we can expect the next season to pick up from there. The synopsis for the finale episode titled “Best of Men”/”In Sickness and In Health” reads:
“Owen is conflicted when his brother Robert (guest star Chad Lowe) asks him for help; Judd and Grace face a family crisis; As T.K. and Carlos prepare for their wedding day, tragedy strikes.”
As you can see the word ‘tragedy’ written, you can guess the major cliffhangers that were thrown at us. At first, Gabriel (Carlos’ father) was shot at his doorstep. We can only imagine what he must be going through. TK will need to be firmly on his side now more than ever. In a conversation with TV Insider, Rafael Silva (who plays Carlos) said,
“I think that Carlos is not the same since his father’s murder and will do whatever it takes to get an answer, some answer, any sort of answer, and he will take the path necessary to [do so].”
We will have to wait and see if Carlos catches the killer. Or does he find himself at a dead end?
Additionally, in the same conversation, Ronen Rubenstein(who plays TK) spoke about Owen and how he will have to cope with his half-brother Robert’s death,
“It’ll be really interesting to see what that does to Owen because he’s gone through a lot.”
Will he give in grief? Or will he strengthen himself from within and throw himself into work?
Future of the Newlyweds
Another plot that will evolve is the life of the newlyweds Carlos and TK. In a conversation with TV Insider, when asked about the possibility of kids, Silva said,
“I’m not sure if there’s a rush [when it comes to deciding that] necessarily because things are going to happen to these characters.” For now, there’s a question of what we’ll see from Tarlos as newlyweds. Will they stay in that apartment? “This family is being constructed and coming into play. They need to figure out who they are married, too. Do things change? Do they not change? What does that look like?” which Rubenstein chided in, “Sometimes they do [change].”
Guess we will see how things take a turn when Season 5 arrives.
Does Judd Return to 126?
This needs some affirmation or speculation since Season 4 showed Judd (played by Jim Parrack) taking a break from 126 to look after his paralyzed son Wyatt (played by Jackson Pace). However, by the end of the season, we witness Wyatt making some improvement, so there is a fair chance of Judd returning to 126 once again!
A Tommy-Trevor Wedding?
We did get a slight tease at the finale episode during TK and Carlos’ wedding when Trevor asked Tommy if she could see herself getting married. She replied, saying if it was six months later, she might have said no. This leaves wiggle room for a proposal and a marriage montage between the two. Fans are pumped to see them together!
We would like to hear from you. Use the comment section below to tell us your predictions on the supposed plotlines that Season 5 will take after the massive cliffhangers of Season 4 of 9-1-1 Lone Star.
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