Emergency first responders often have to carry out their jobs at tremendous risk to themselves. Theirs is not a life of comfort and the intense work pressure often has adverse consequences for their personal lives. Ever wondered what that feels like? Well, ‘9-1-1’ is one show which explores the lives of first responders with quite some nuance.
Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear, ‘9-1-1’ is an American procedural drama that follows the lives of some cops, paramedics, firefighters, and dispatchers in Los Angeles. A relatively new show which airs on Fox, Season 1 of ‘9-1-1’, comprising 10 episodes, premiered on January 3, 2018 and immediately struck a chord with critics and viewers alike. The Season 1 of the show has a rating of 70% on Rotten Tomatoes that summarizes all the critical response of the series as: “9-1-1 occasionally veers into melodrama, but is redeemed with a top-tier cast, adrenaline-pumping action, and a dash of trashy camp that pushes the show into addictive guilty pleasure territory.”
After a successful Season 1, Fox renewed the show for an 18-episode second season, which premiered on September 23, 2018. Season 2 received even more praise than Season 1, and on March 25, 2019, Fox renewed the show yet again for its third season. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season.
9-1-1 Cast: Who is in it?
‘9-1-1’ boasts a great cast, and leading the pack is Angela Bassett as Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) patrol sergeant Athena Grant. Peter Krause stars alongside her as Bobby Nash, the captain of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Station 118. Other firefighters in the show include Oliver Stark as Evan “Buck” Buckley, while Aisha Hinds and Kenneth Choi play the roles of Henrietta “Hen” Wilson and Howard “Chimney” Han, respectively, who are firefighter/paramedics.
Additionally Rockmond Dunbar plays the role of Michael Grant, Athena’s ex-husband, while Corinne Massiah and Marcanthonee Jon Reis play the roles of May Grant and Harry Grant, Athena and Michael’s son and daughter respectively. Further, Season 2 sees the introduction of Jennifer Love Hewitt as Maddie Buckley Kendall, a 911 operator and Buck’s sister, and Ryan Guzman as Edmundo “Eddie” Diaz, another firefighter.
The aforementioned people make up the main cast of the show, and they are joined by a large number of actors and actresses in supporting roles or episodic roles. In Season 3, we expect most of the main cast members to make a comeback and reprise their roles.