9-1-1: Lone Star fans left worried after major star lands new role away from drama

His future on the show has been brought into question...

9-1-1: Lone Star actor Rob Lowe has scored himself a brand new role and while we can't wait to see him in action, many are now wondering what it means for his future on the much-loved drama.

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It's been revealed that the 58-year-old actor, who has been playing Owen Strand on the Fox show since 2020, is set to create and star in a new Netflix comedy series. Announcing the exciting news on Instagram: "Finally, it can be revealed! We are SO excited to get to work and bring this to you. @Netflix."

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The new scripted series will see him team up with his son John Owen Lowe, who also works on 9-1-1: Lone Star as a story editor, for a brand new scripted series inspired by the father-son duo's relationship on social media.

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As the synopsis reads: "Set in a cutting-edge biotech research company, the series stars John Owen Lowe as socially-challenged son who goes to work for his very successful, wildly eccentric father, played by Rob Lowe, in order to save him from disaster."

Rob's followers wasted no time in congratulating him on the new show, with thousands taking to the comment section. "Congratulations! Can't wait to see it," one person wrote as another said: "Day made!

Rob has been playing Owen Strand on the first responder drama since season one

However, it wasn't long before some fans began to speculate whether Rob could be poised to soon exit, just like fellow original co-star Liv Tyler.

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"Amazing news!!!! Can't wait so excited. But I hope @roblowe does not exit 9-1-1:Lone Star," one wrote, while another said: "I hope this doesn't mean you're leaving Lone Star..." followed by a crossed fingers emoji. A third was thinking along the same lines and added: "You better not leave 9-1-1!"

However, 9-1-1 fans should rest easy as until we hear anything concrete from Rob or show bosses, we can expect to see him continue to appear on the show for the foreseeable future.

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