A new FOX series aims to take viewers inside the day-to-day lives of America’s heroic first responders. Unlike other shows in the genre, though, 9-1-1 will focus on all aspects of a rescue operation, from the 911 operators to the police, firefighters, and paramedics who heed the call.
A new trailer for the series aired during this week’s World Series gives us our first look at the cast in action, including stars Peter Krause, Connie Britton, and Angela Bassett.
9-1-1 was created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the mega-producers behind American Horror Story, Scream Queens, and The People vs. O.J. Simpson.
Given that pedigree, it should come as no surprise that 9-1-1 will thread the line between high drama and comedy on a weekly basis.
The trailer gives us a taste of this dynamic as Krause and his team of firefighters are sent in to rescue a woman being choked by her pet python.
In another, much more serious set of circumstances, we see Bassett’s cop character drawing her cut in a tense situation and Krause attempting to talk down a suicide jumper.
As Britton’s 911 operator says in her voiceover, there are two kinds of emergencies: the everyday kind and “the kind that comes without warning.”
This will be the first time Krause has teamed up with Murphy and Falchuk, but it’s a reunion of sorts for both Britton and Bassett.
Britton had a lead role during the first season of American Horror Story and portrayed socialite Fay Resnick on The People vs. O.J. Simpson.
Bassett first appeared on American Horror Story during the show’s third season and returned for the three subsequent seasons that followed.
Murphy and Falchuk are currently prepared for the second seasons of both American Crime Story and Feud and have another show called Pose set to debut next year on FOX. 9-1-1 will premiere in January 2018.