Tarlos hive, rejoice! 9-1-1: Lone Star has been confirmed to return for a fifth season. The beloved emergency drama, which focuses on the fire and police departments in Austin, Texas, was renewed by Fox on 1 May.
However, Lone Star’s mothership series 9-1-1, starring Angela Bassett, will be moving over to ABC for its seventh season. Created by Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minnear, Lone Star has received acclaim for its diverse casting, receiving three consecutive nominations – and one win – for Outstanding Drama Series at the GLAAD Media Awards.
Brian Michael Smith, who plays firefighter Paul Strickland, memorably made history as the first out Black trans man in a series regular role on network television.
The cast also includes Ronen Rubinstein and Rafael Silva as power couple Tyler Kennedy “TK” Strand and Carlos Reyes – more commonly known as “Tarlos” – who have become one of the most shipped TV relationships in recent memory.