Fox’s upcoming 9-1-1: Lone Star has rounded out their cast of series regulars with Natacha Karam (The Brave) and Brian Michael Smith (Queen Sugar) as well as newcomer Rafael Silva (Showtime’s Fluidity)and Julian Works (American Crime, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones). Production for the 9-1-1 spinoff begins in Los Angeles today.
Set in Austin, the new series will follow Owen (Rob Lowe), a sophisticated New York firefighter who, along with his son relocates to the Texas capital and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.
Karam will has been set as the lead role opposite Lowe. She will play Marjan Marwani, who is described as “an adrenaline junkie and badass firefighter.” The character of Marjan marks the first Muslim leading character of a Ryan Murphy series to wear a hijab. Karam recently wrapped the Netflix feature film The Old Guard opposite Charlize Theron.
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The cast will also include Smith as Paul Strickland, a transgender male firefighter, who has a gift for observation worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Silva, a recent graduate of Pace University’s BFA Acting Program, will star as Austin police officer Carlos Reyes while Works will step into the role of rookie firefighter Mateo Chavez.
In addition to Lowe, the actors join the previously announced cast that includes Liv Tyler, Jim Parrack, Sierra McClain and Ronen Rubinstein. The series is created and executive produced by Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Lowe will also serve as a co-executive producer on the series.
Karam is repped by Gersh and Luber Roklin in the US and Tom Norcliffe in the UK; Smith is repped by Take 3 Talent Agency and Jago & Associates; Silva is repped by Gersh and McKeon/Myones Entertainment and Works is repped by Joe S. Montifiore at Rafterman Media, Greene & Associates Talent Agency and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
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