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.

Jennifer Love Hewitt has been cast in Season 2 of the Fox drama "9-1-1," Variety has confirmed.
The series–from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear–explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and emergency operators who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. It scored an early Season 2 renewal in January. It stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, and Rockmond Dunbar.
Her casting comes after the exit of Season 1 series regular Connie Britton, who only had a one-year deal on the series. Hewitt will play a new character named Maddie, the sister of firefighter Evan “Buck” Buckley (Oliver Stark), who is starting her life over as a 911 operator.
This will mark Hewitt's first television role since her one season turn on "Criminal Minds." She has also starred on shows like "Ghost Whisperer" and "Party of Five." She is known for her roles in films like the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" franchise, "Heartbreakers," and "The Tuxedo."
Britton is set to star in the first season of the upcoming Bravo anthology series "Dirty John."
She is repped by Gersh, Untitled Entertainment, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman.
Bradley Buecker is an executive producer and directed the series premiere. “9-1-1” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Alexis Martin Woodall and Bassett also serve as executive producers. ” /> Murphy, Falchuk, and Minear are creators, executive producers and writers on the series.