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