FOX’s procedural drama 9-1-1 returns this fall, on September 23, with its second season. The channel gives viewers a preview into the new challenges that the LA first responders must deal with.
The series, from prolific creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, is described as “a fast-paced exploration into the lives and careers of first responders – cops, paramedics, firefighters – the people who put their lives on the line to save others” and stars Golden Globe winner Angela Bassett, Golden Globe-nominated actor Peter Krause, and Emmy Award-nominated actress Connie Britton in lead roles. The cast also includes Oliver Stark, Kenneth Choi, Aisha Hinds, and Rockmond Dunbar in regular roles.
“Pressure – we all deal with it differently. Some thrive on it. Others try to outrun it. But there’s really no escaping it.” a voiceover says in the trailer, titled “There’s Nowhere To Hide,” which reveals there will be lots of heart-stopping situations in the upcoming season. Earthquake, explosion, a helicopter on fire, and Mikey losing an arm in an explosion are just some of the high-pressure experiences the first responders will have to manage.
Peter Krause’s character, Bobby Nash, is seen kissing Angela Bassett’s character, co-worker Athena Grant, between two fire trucks, and anticipating the explosion that leaves Mickey without an arm. Nash is the one who recovers the arm from a swimming pool.
The song used in the trailer is the 1965 pop single “Nowhere to Run” by American all-female vocal group Martha and the Vandellas, from their third album, Dance Party, released in 1965.
9-1-1 will have a two-night premiere, on September 23 and on September 24, on FOX.