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

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 is not coming to FOX in September 2023
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When will the fictional company 126 that has captured the hearts of viewers worldwide return? Here is everything we know so far about 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5. 

The fourth season’s finale, “In Sickness and In Health,” had a massive cliffhanger that piqued the interest of the viewers to new heights as we got to see more of the fire, police, and ambulance departments of the fictional company 126, located in Austin, Texas. This ending has left fans on the edge of their seats and has once again excited them more than ever to know what happens next, eventually leading to questions like, “When will 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 return on FOX?”

While we understand your anticipation, we regret to inform you that the new season is not coming in September 2023. Sadly, the fans will have to wait if they want to binge-watch the brand-new season. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of everything that the fans should look forward to and know about while they wait and recall events from the previous episodes. So buckle up and get ready for another ride as we dive into the world of 9-1-1: Lone Star with its much anticipated fifth season!

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 is not coming to FOX in September 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.” Moreover, 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 Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike and the SAG-AFTRA strike, which have stopped the working of major Hollywood studios 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. 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. 

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

One of the reasons is that there is no chance for the production to commence even later in the year, which will 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!

Hence, the hopes for a series comeback in September are completely off-limits! Hence, we urge the readers to simply be patient, as more new details will be revealed in the coming months. 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 to FOX in September 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 get to know 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 who are expected to reprise their roles 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 are also executive producers.

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

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 Official Episode Count: How many will be there, and 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. 

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. The show is 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! 

Moreover, The Writers Guild recently released a video saying that the studios “are in the process of wrestling amongst themselves’ for a deal to end the ongoing writers’ strike. 

“We are not on strike out of greed, nor do we begrudge the companies their success or deny their struggles. We must all succeed together,” WGA Negotiating Committee co-chair Chris Keyser says in the video addressing WGA members. “But the changes that the companies have orchestrated in the business have made the profession of writing untenable for us and for everyone who comes after us. And that hasn’t changed because they waited 102 days to talk to us and have taken their time since then. Our feet and backs may ache, but our cause is the same. Our case is the same.”

Due to this delay in reaching any agreement, we are certain that no new promos will be released anytime soon. In the meantime, check out the official teaser 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 series 9-1-1

Also, 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 that have happened
so far.