Academy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett is ready to tackle some emergency calls in the upcoming procedural drama 911. The project, which comes from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, recently received a 13-episode straight-to-series order at Fox.
Details about the series are being kept under wraps, but as the title entails, the drama will follow 911 operators and the calls that come through the emergency telephone number, with stories inspired by calls. Bassett is set to serve as executive producer alongside Murphy and Falchuk.
911 marks Bassett’s continuing collaboration with Murphy. She has starred in Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, and Roanoke of the American Horror Story anthology. Her involvement in the next season of Murphy’s popular horror series has yet to be revealed.
The series also marks Murphy and Falchuk’s continued relationship with Fox. His breakout musical comedy Glee and the horror-comedy Scream Queens landed at the network with a straight-to-series order. The fate of Scream Queens has yet to be determined but considering several of the show’s stars have moved on it is highly unlikely it will return for a third season. The duo is currently working on new seasons of the aforementioned American Horror Story, American Crime Story as well as the ’80s-set high society New York drama series Pose at FX.
Bassett can currently be seen in the Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang’s Emmy-award winning comedy Master of None as Lena Waithe’s mother. She will also step into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the upcoming pic Black Panther directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer