I know when most people hear “lonestar” they probably think of Texas, but as a child of the ’80’s when I heard Fox had a new series called Lonestar, a small part of me thought it was perhaps a smallscreen adaptation of Spaceballs. It was a long-shot but hey, a geek can hope, right?
Anyway, based Fox’s description for the series (below), Lonestar centers on a guy living a double-life and from the clips we have (further down), it seems the delicate balance of lies he's been telling is about to come crumbling down. There also seems to be oil involved.
From Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, the creators of Party of Five; Marc Webb, the director of (500) Days of Summer; and creator Kyle Killen, comes LONESTAR, a provocative soap set against the backdrop of big Texas oil. ROBERT/BOB ALLEN (newcomer James Wolk) is a charismatic and brilliant schemer who has meticulously constructed two lives in two different parts of Texas. He’s juggling two identities and two women in two very different worlds – all under one mountain of lies.
As “Bob,” he lives in Houston and is married to CAT (Adrianne Palicki, Friday Night Lights), the beautiful daughter of CLINT (Jon Voight, 24, Midnight Cowboy), the patriarch of an ultra-wealthy Texas oil family. More than 400 miles away in the suburban west Texas town of Midland, he’s “Robert,” living a second life with his sweet, naïve girlfriend, LINDSAY (Eloise Mumford, Mercy, Law & Order: SVU). In Midland, he plays the perfect boyfriend while secretly bilking local investors of their savings. In Houston, he’s a devoted husband, charming Cat and her family to cement his position in the rich family business he aims to clean out. Bob has lived both lives successfully for years without arousing any suspicions…so far.
While one brother-in-law, DREW (Bryce Johnson, Popular, The Mentalist), admires Bob, his other brother-in-law, TRAMMELL (Mark Deklin, Nip/Tuck, Desperate Housewives), is suspicious of his motives. Bob begins to fear his secret lives may unravel. With the cons closing in on him, Bob is divided by his love for two women; his loyalty to his father and mentor, JOHN (David Keith, An Officer and a Gentleman, The Class); and his respect for his father-in-law, Clint. Now as he tries to hold his two lives together, while fending off angry investors and the suspicions of those around him, Bob puts it all on the line hoping he can beat the odds, leave the schemes behind and keep two separate relationships afloat.