Could Lauren Graham Join Peter Krause On 9-1-1? Here's What Ryan Murphy Says

Sarah and Adam in Parenthood

While the public loves paying attention to celebrity couples, there's a special sort of magic when they're both actors. Will they work together? How do they balance their careers and relationship? Things get especially interesting when it turns out they met on set, like Peter Krause and Lauren Graham. The couple has been together for years, and met playing siblings on NBC's family drama Parenthood. Krause went on to have a quick cameo in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, but fans have been wondering if they might work together in his new Ryan Murphy drama 9-1-1. Murphy himself has just spoken about this possibility, saying:

[The idea] came up in a funny way. We had a dinner at the Chateau Marmont a couple of weeks ago celebrating the success of the show, and Lauren came with Peter. I've always loved her work. And we made a couple of jokes about her coming on as a patient in a very bizarre 9-1-1 call and she laughed about it. She seemed open to the possibility.

It looks like the earliest of talks is happening between Ryan Murphy and Lauren Graham about 9-1-1. While the two TV professionals might have been joking at first, it certainly doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility.

Ryan Murphy's comments to TV Line is sure to excite all the Parenthood fans out there. Before This Is Us was reducing TV goers to tears every week, Parenthood was breaking hearts with the Braverman family. The series is available on Netflix, so new fans have also been able to binge watch to their heart's desires. Bringing Graham and Krause back on screen together would no doubt serve as a draw for that episode, so it make sense that Murphy would want to get the Gilmore Girls actress involved.

Interestingly enough, 9-1-1 isn't the only TV series that Lauren Graham has recently set her sights on. Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is currently riding high on the success of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the duo have expressed interest in collaborating on the show's second season. It's unclear if and when Graham might pop up in Maisel, but it would be great to see her take guest roles in both shows' sophomore runs.

Lauren Graham has definitely kept busy in the past few years. Following the release of Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Graham had a multi episode arc on Curb Your Enthusiasm, while also voicing a role in the animated kids series Vampirina. She also released a new book today, titled In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It. This followed her most recent book Talking As Fast As I Can, which was released with A Year in the Life.

9-1-1 recently concluded its first season FOX, and was renewed for Season 2 (sans Connie Britton). In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch. Plus our Amazon premiere list and superhero premiere list to ensure you don't miss a single episode.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.