RIVERSIDE —20th Century Fox Television will premiere the two night opener of 9-1-1: Lone Star on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m., following the National Football Conference championship football game.

“If you drove on the 215 freeway near Perris the night the premiere episode was filmed, you would have thought you were experiencing Armageddon!” exclaimed Riverside County Film Commissioner Bettina Breckenfeld. “The planning and execution of the spectacular explosion featured in both the trailer and series opener for 9-1-1: Lone Star took dedicated coordination between the County Film Commission and many state and regional partners.”

9-1-1: Lone Star is another example of film-friendly Riverside County and the Film Commission’s ability to locate desired locations and coordinate with multiple agencies to make film production possible.

“It’s a credit to everyone from Riverside County first responders and the dedicated team at the Economic Development Agency that everything came off safely and without a hitch,” added Breckenfeld. “The end result was astounding.”

The explosion scene required engagement and approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, California Highway Patrol, the California Department of Transportation, CALFIRE/Riverside County Fire Department and the March Air Reserve Base.

9-1-1: Lone Star Explodes Across TV Screens Sunday9-1-1: Lone Star, starring Rob Lowe, is created and executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear.

The Riverside County Film Commission office is a team of facilitators that assist with permits, incentives, locations and much more for films, TV shows and commercials, music videos and other kinds of productions in the County of Riverside. The office provides professional, expedited concierge services from start to finish. Click here for more information.

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  • Rob Lowe: Riverside County Film Commission
  • Explosion: Riverside County Film Commission