Liv Tyler won't be appearing in the second season of spinoff series 9-1-1: Lone Star, its showrunner Tim Minear has confirmed.
The Lord of the Rings star, who currently lives in London, wasn't keen on the prospect of flying over to the US to film during a pandemic allegedly, so has dropped out of the upcoming project. Interestingly, Connie Britton, who fronted original show 9-1-1 back in 2018 stepped down after one season, too.
Produced by Minear, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, 9-1-1: Lone Star stars centres on a group of "police officers, firefighters and dispatchers who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations." Oliver Clark and Rob Lowe featured along Tyler in its debut instalment.
"What a thrill it was having a movie star of Liv Tyler's stature to help us launch the first season of 911: Lone Star," co-creator Minear recently told The Wrap.
"We loved working with Liv and will be forever indebted to her for her haunting, powerful portrayal of Michelle Blake," he continued. "While we were able to tell a complete chapter in Michelle's story, as with Connie Britton on our mothership, we also feel like there are more stories to be told.
"The door here will always be open for a return."
Earlier this month, it was announced that former Suits star Gina Torres had joined the cast of 9-1-1: Lone Star, and that she'll appear in a series regular role when the crisis drama returns in 2021.
According to the aforementioned publication, she'll be playing a retired paramedic captain, who is forced to put on her uniform once more when her husband's restaurant goes under due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
"I've been dying to write for her again. Gina brings warmth, intelligence and command to everything she does. 2020 is finally looking up," Minear – who previously worked with Torres on Joss Whedon's Firefly series back in the early 2000s – said in a statement at the time.
9-1-1: Lone Star airs on FOX in the US and Sky Witness in the UK.
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