Liv Tyler quits hit TV series due to COVID-19 fears

Published By Alexandra Heilbron on Sep 24, 2020

Liv Tyler in 9-1-1: Lone StarLiv Tyler has decided not to return for the second season of Fox's series 9-1-1: Lone Star, in which she starred with Rob Lowe.

Tyler had a multiple-year deal with Fox for the firefighter drama, but told producers she's opting not to return because of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. During the first season, Tyler was commuting from London to Los Angeles, where the Texas-based series is filmed.

"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,” showrunner Tim Minear said in a statement. “We loved working with Liv and will be forever indebted to her for her haunting, powerful portrayal of Michelle Blake. 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.”

Tyler's role will not be recast -- instead, Gina Torres has signed on as a series regular in a different role. She'll star opposite Rob Lowe as a paramedic who returns to the workplace after the pandemic leads to financial struggles in her family.

Liv, who is the daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, lives in London with her partner Dave Gardner and their two young children. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Comments & Discussion

  1. Andy • 9/24/2020 9:54:41 AM

    Smart move. It's not worth losing your life over. Other people on movie sets have come down with it and the numbers are climbing faster than before.

  2. Samantha Lauzon • 9/24/2020 1:43:16 PM

    It’s sad that she’s not returning but it’s definitely the smart thing to do for her family and of course her own health. I hope she returns later on.

  3. Erin • 9/24/2020 6:20:35 PM

    She's doing the right thing, it's not worth it to lose your life over a job.

  4. silvio leo bentivoglio • 9/24/2020 7:31:16 PM

    the COVID-19 virus nonsense of media and political agenda and Liv Tyler is no exception to the fear that put in people mind, your not losing your life as the media of number of deaths is complete bull with no proof of number of people dying having COVID-19, i have a person at work that was tested positive with the virus was gone for 14 days then then came back to work and his fine, and he isn't dead !!!! so Liv Tyler quitting is pointless because if u live in fear then it does u know good and then you're heath is really in danger

  5. Cager • 9/24/2020 8:18:28 PM

    well I'm one that was affected by covid-19, so for her to quit at this time to be with her family was the right thing to do, it's sad that people still think it's a hoax, i guess until someone in their family dies like my mom did, that's when the doubters maybe believe it's no joke.

  6. pepe le pew • 9/25/2020 4:24:03 AM

    So Sorry Liv There will never be a cure... They're just try to control the careful demolition of the US. IMO Sorry you put your career on hiatus. PS Best Wishes Good Business.

  7. silvio leo bentivoglio • 9/25/2020 6:05:26 PM

    Cager covid-19 virus it a joke, but never said it was a hoax.....i guess u believe ever thing the government and the media says with people that have no moral standards in any way shape or form, maybe u should read more into what covid-19 virus really is,,,and maybe read in to my comment more like i said some person was tested positive at my work came back 14 days after and was fine, read my words !!!!!!! he not dead !!!!!! i know your trying to side step my comment but i know your pointed it to me, so Cager i got one more thing to say to you...please

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