With the actors’ and writers’ strikes now over, Hollywood is adjusting its schedules to get production ramped back up, and it has been revealed by Deadline that the release of the fifth season of the 20th Television series, “9-1-1: Lonestar” has been delayed from the spring until fall 2024.
Earlier this year, Fox announced that it renewed “9-1-1: Lonestar” for another season. However, it didn’t renew “9-1-1”, but Disney decided it wanted it for ABC, so did renew the show for a new season.
Both shows are available on Hulu and internationally in many countries, including the UK, where they’re released exclusively on Disney+.
Initially, the plan, had the actor’s strike ended earlier, was to have the show return in the spring for a short run of six episodes, before returning in the fall with twelve more episodes.
However, the impact of delayed production has resulted in the whole season being bumped back to the fall of 2024. The season is also being cut to just twelve episodes.
Since the show features extensive pre-production and post-production time, including substantial VFX work, getting the show ready for a spring release was impractical.
The series tells the story of Owen Strand, who, nearly 20 years ago, 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.
The series stars Rob Lowe, Gina Torres, Ronen Rubinstein, Sierra McClain, Jim Parrack, Natacha Karam, Brian Michael Smith, Rafael Silva, Julian Works and Brianna Baker.
“9-1-1: Lonestar” is produced by 20th Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear are the creators, executive producers and writers on the series. Bradley Buecker is an executive producer and directed the series premiere. Alexis Martin Woodall, Rashad Raisani, John J. Gray, Angela Bassett and Rob Lowe are also executive producers.
While we wait for the fifth season of “9-1-1: Lonestar”, you can watch the previous four seasons on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ around the world.
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