The third season of “9-1-1: Lone Star” debuted in January, continuing the story of fireman Owen Strand as he battles to combine his obligations of protecting those who are defenseless amid fire outbreaks alongside dealing with his personal problems.
Like previous installments, it delved deep into revealing numerous emotional facets of Strand, played by Rob Lowe. Now, the ongoing series is pushing to unravel some traumatic childhood memories experienced by the firefighter.
To play out this touching narrative, the Fox smash series recently recruited star Rob Lowe’s real-life brother Chad Lowe to play his on-screen sibling with whom he has been estranged for years.
Chad Will Portray Rob Lowe’s On-Screen Brother
According to TV Line, For the May 2 episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star, Fox has enlisted the “Parks and Recreation” star’s real-life brother to play his sibling.
According to the logline for the forthcoming episode, Chad will play Captain Owen Strand’s estranged brother. The synopsis states, “Owen flies to Los Angeles to confront his estranged father and some difficult childhood memories.”
Although this would be Chad’s first on-screen appearance in the series, he has previously starred behind the scenes on two episodes. He’s also directed Lowe in episodes of Fox’s “The Grinder” and ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters.”
Their numerous collaborations, as well as their traditional sibling chemistry, will undoubtedly aid both actors in delivering flawless performances of the script, but in no way reveals whether or not Lowe’s character will resolve his childhood issues at the end of the episode.
However, because the forthcoming episode will air before the season’s conclusion, some elements from the screenplay might be seen in the season’s last episode.
Robert Pine Will Portray Owen’s Father In The Upcoming Episode
Meanwhile, Chad Lowe isn’t the only one who landed a role to portray one of Owen’s family members. Owen’s father, Walter, will be played by Robert Pine of “Chips,” completing the family triangle for the upcoming episode.
At the moment, it is unclear what pushes Owen to the decision to confront his estranged father, but it’ll be exciting, especially given he’s been struggling with his anger issues in previous episodes.
Chad Lowe and Robert Pine are not the only most recent guests on the Fox drama this season. In March, “9-1-1’s” Angela Bassett assisted Grace and Carlos in identifying and bringing to book a suspect responsible for a Swatting. Even though it didn’t last long, seeing three characters who didn’t participate in last year’s crossover come together was an entertaining watch for ardent followers of the series.
9-1-1 Lone Star Season 4
Lowe’s character’s decision to head back to see his father is one story that would definitely have different layers underneath. However, It’s unclear whether this will be a one-episode storyline or if it could lead to more appearances on a potential 9-1-1 Lone Star Season 4.
A potential season four will see many of the show’s stars reprise their role such as Tommy Vega as Gina Torres, T.K. Strand portraying Ronen Rubinstein, Grace Ryder for McClain, and Judd Ryder is taken on by Jim Parrack.
Additionally, Natacha Karam should return as Marjan Marwani and Brian Michael Smith as Paul Strickland. The rest of the cast includes Rafael Silva, Julian Works, and Brianna Baker.
Rob Lowe Also Runs Two Podcasts
Although it is likely that a renewal will occur, Fox has been tight-lipped on whether or not a new season of the show is in the works. Hopefully, the Lowe brothers will reprise their roles as on-screen brothers in the future and will further weave more narratives about Owen’s past and also his inevitable future.
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Lowe has two podcasts and a one-man stage performance, which he relaunched after a brief gap, in addition to his busy schedule on 9-1-1: Lone Star. He and his long-time partner, Sheryl, have two sons: Matthew, a lawyer, and John Owen, a television writer, with whom he is collaborating on the Netflix comedy series “Unstable.”