Honoured to play character based on people who save lives: Rob Lowe

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (PTI) Actor Rob Lowe says featuring on '9-1-1: Lone Star' is a big honour as the series gave him an opportunity to bring alive a character inspired by the real-life heroes.

The procedural TV series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear, is a spin-off of '9-1-1' which followed the lives of Los Angeles first responders: police officers, paramedics, firefighters and dispatchers.

'9-1-1: Lone Star' follows Owen Strand (Lowe) and his troubled firefighter son T K, played by Ronen Rubenstein.

'Ryan Murphy and I have been trying to find something to do together for about 15 years! I loved '9-1-1' the original show, and they came to me with a very different iteration of it. To bring to life these characters who are based on people who are actually out on the trenches saving lives every single day is a profound honour for me,' Lowe said in a statement.

'This world supports humour and the real-life stakes; a lot of shows do either-or but very few do both. What I really love about 'Lone Star' is the tone. It's a well-rounded, really interesting ensemble,' he added.

The show is currently streaming on Hotstar Premium. PTI SHD RDS RDS