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Ryan Murphy is reportedly going back into his well of never ending ideas with a new show lined up for Fox. Once again, he'll be teaming up with the awesome Angela Bassett, as the two look to wow audiences once again on the small screen. Here's the details surfacing about Murphy and Bassett's currently rumored 911.
Deadline reports that 911 is a currently unannounced show the network is planning to unveil as a straight to series drama on Fox. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are writing and executive producing the series, and Angela Bassett will star, as well as serve as an executive producer. 911 reportedly revolves around 911 operators, and is similar in tone to the iconic medical drama ER. Fox is expected to be officially announcing the show this Monday, and has plans to launch in the midseason.
The reported ER vibes from 911 seem appropriatem considering Angela Bassett's time on the medical drama as Cate Banfield. She and Ryan Murphy have worked frequently together, as Bassett has appeared in the past four iterations of the American Horror Story. Those performances led to two Emmy nominations, to accompany her Oscar nomination for Best Actress in What's Love Got To Do With It. With Bassett's past and current experience in Hollywood, and Murphy's solid contributions to television in recent years, it's no surprise that Fox is reportedly looking to grant a series order to 911 right out of the gate.
If ordered to series, 911 will be the third Ryan Murphy show to get a straight to series order on the Fox, with the first two being Glee and Scream Queens. Expanding further throughout FX, we've already mentioned American Horror Story, and Murphy's list of television also includes the American Crime Story series, Feud, and another new series by Murphy by the name of Pose. With all these hits that Murphy continues to pump out for Fox, you have to wonder when they're going to erect a statue in his honor! I'm sure with Angela Bassett attached to 911, someone will be contacting a sculptor sooner than later.
As stated, Fox still has yet to officially announce 911, but is expected to do so this coming Monday. With so many shows being canceled in the past couple days, it's great to hear about an exciting new project for a change. If you haven't been keeping track of what's coming and going be sure to visit our renewal guide so you can stay in the loop regarding your favorite shows. If you happen to find one of your favorites has bitten the dust, hit up our summer premiere schedule and find yourself a new show that will hopefully fair better than your last.