Liv Tyler has been cast as the lead opposite Rob Lowe in Fox's "9-1-1" spinoff, Variety has confirmed.
The new entry to the budding franchise follows a sophisticated New York fireman (Lowe) who, along with his son, re-locates to Austin, Texas, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.
Tyler will play Chief Paramedic Michelle Blake, who is described as brilliant, wry, and the only one who can match wits with Lowe's character Owen in the station. Michelle has an obsession she struggles to control: finding out what happened to her little sister Iris, who disappeared two years ago.
Murphy, Falchuk, and Minear are creators and executive producers on the series. “9-1-1: Lone Star” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Lowe will serve as a co-executive producer.
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20. The actress is best known for playing Arwen in the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy. Television-wise, she is known for her roles on Hulu's "Harlots" and the HBO series "The Leftovers." She will next be seen playing the wife of Brad Pitt's character in sci-fi pic "Ad Astra," which hits theaters Sept.
Sources say Lowe stands to make more than $200,000 per episode for his role on "9-1-1: Lone Star," which is slated to premiere during the 2019-2020 season. The series hails from “9-1-1” co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear.

The upcoming "Lord of the Rings" series at Amazon is starting to take shape.
Tolkien’s "The Fellowship of the Ring." Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke made the announcement at the TCA summer press tour. The streaming giant announced Saturday that the writing team of JD Payne and Patrick McKay have signed on to develop the series, which will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R.
The film trilogy also garnered a combined 17 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The cast included Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin and Orlando Bloom. The three film adaptations of “The Lord of the Rings,” from New Line Cinema and director Peter Jackson, earned a combined gross of nearly $6 billion worldwide.
The streamer is looking for a “Game of Thrones”-esque genre programming with broad international appeal.” /> The development of the “Lord of the Rings” series comes as Amazon is set to pursue a new programming mandate dictated by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Amazon to bring it to life anew. “The rich world that J.R.R. Tolkien created is filled with majesty and heart, wisdom and complexity," said Payne and McKay. We feel like Frodo, setting out from the Shire, with a great responsibility in our care — it is the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime.”
Entertainment. The series will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Variety exclusively reported back in November that a "Lord of the Rings" series was in the works at Amazon, with the streamer announcing a a multi-season production commitment shortly thereafter.
They are repped by Verve, Kaplan/Perrone, and Hanson Jacobson.
They have also set up their original 2017 Blacklist drama script "Escape" with Academy Award-nominated producer Mike DeLuca. Their most recent projects include writing for "Star Trek 4" for Paramount and "Jungle Cruise" for Disney. Payne and McKay have been working together since meeting on the high school debate team more than two decades ago.