As 9-1-1: Lone Star is gearing up for its second season, the series has tapped Suits alum, Gina Torres, in a series regular role. Torres will play paramedic captain Tommy Vega, who hung up her uniform in order to raise her twin daughters but will return to her job in order to help out with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The official character description reads:
“With her husband’s restaurant going under, Tommy has no choice but to re-enter the workforce to support her family. Though it breaks her heart to be apart from her little girls, Tommy will show the world that no matter how much time has passed, when she puts on that uniform, she’s still a boss.”
Let's give a warm welcome to our new Paramedic, @ginatorres! 🚑
— 9-1-1: Lone Star (@911LoneStar) September 3, 2020
This is the first official confirmation that 9-1-1: Lone Star will be one of many shows incorporating the Coronavirus pandemic into its storyline. Showrunner Tim Minear told TVLine previously that, “I feel like you have to address it. I haven’t broken a single episode, but my feeling – and I reserve the right to completely change my mind – is that on a first responder show like this, you can’t really ignore it.” Although there hasn’t been any news about its predecessor’s upcoming fourth season, fans will more than likely have another COVID storyline to look forward to.
Season two of 9-1-1: Lone Star isn’t expected to premiere until early 2021 on FOX, but all 10 episodes of season one are available now on Hulu.