'9-1-1' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Fox's crime procedural

There is much speculation on whether '911' will address the coronavirus pandemic and showrunner Tim Minear said it may figure in the larger scheme but offered no confirmation

                            '9-1-1' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Fox's crime procedural
Ryan Guzman and Oliver Stark (9-1-1/Fox)

'911' is returning with Season 4, folks and it promises to be just as thrilling as ever. The drama follows the lives of Los Angeles' first responders which include police officers, firefighters, paramedics and dispatchers. The first season featured Connie Britton ('Nashville', 'American Horror Story') who left the show in the finale but returned in Season 3, while Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ryan Guzman joined the cast in the second season.

In the second season, firefighter Evan 'Buck' Buckley's sister Maddie arrives in Los Angles after escaping from her abusive partner. She takes up a job as a 911 dispatcher. Edmundo 'Eddie' Diaz joins the crew of firefighters. Eddie is from Texas and has a son who has cerebral palsy. After the initial rivalry brewing between Buck and Eddie, the two end up being close friends by the end of Season 2, while Athena Grant (field Sergeant in the LAPD) and Bobby Nash (captain of the LAFD station 118) get hitched in the season finale.

In the Season 2 finale, the first responders were dealing with a serial bomber. The bomber turned out to be the son of someone Bobby and Athena had encountered years ago. Unfortunately, one of the bombs blew up the firetruck and Buck's legs ended up getting crushed under the truck. And then along came Season 3, with some shocks and surprises in store for the team, which includes Athena (Angela Bassett) chasing down a rapist, Buck (Oliver Stark) and Abby (Connie Britton) almost dying in a train derailment, yet seeking closure. On the other hand, Hen (Aisha Hinds) is considering med school.

So what does all this mean for Season 4? Here's all you need to know about the procedural.

Release date

'911' will release on Fox, January 18, 2021, at 9 pm.

Plot details

Just like other shows, there is much speculation on whether '911' will address the coronavirus pandemic. “I feel like you have to address it,” showrunner Tim Minear told TVLine. “I haven’t broken a single episode, but my feeling — and I reserve the right to completely change my mind — is that on a first responder show like this, you can’t really ignore it.” Without revealing plot details, he also admitted that the characters would go through what the audience has gone through. "There may be flashbacks that will show what our people went through at the height of the [pandemic], but by the time we resume physical production, that means the world will have figured out how to start opening for business again," he had said back in May 2020.

In the first episode, the responders of 118 have to save passengers from a city bus after it's "crashed into a building several stories in the air," the logline reveals. 


Peter Krause

Peter Krause attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Peter Krause's acting credits include 'Parenthood' and 'Dirty Sexy Money'. He plays Bobby Nash, captain of station 118 of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett attends the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Angela Bassett won the Golden Globe for Best Actress award for 'What's Love Got to Do WIth It'. She plays Los Angeles Police Department, Sergeant Athena Carter. She was also in 'Black Panther', as Marvel fans would fondly remember.

Jennifer Love-Hewitt

Actress Jennifer Love-Hewitt arrives at TV Land's "Hot In Cleveland" And "Retired At 35" Premiere Party on January 10, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Jeniffer Love Hewitt is known for 'Ghost Whisperer' and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'. She plays Maddie Buckley, Buck's sister who is a 911 operator.

Ryan Guzman

Ryan Guzman attends the 2019 FOX Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 13, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Ryan Guzman is known for his role in the 'Step Up' dance-movie franchise. He plays firefighter Edmundo 'Eddie' Diaz.

The main cast also includes Oliver Stark as firefighter Evan 'Buck' Buckley, Kenneth Choi as firefighter Howard 'Howie'/'Chimney' Han, Aisha Hinds as firefighter Henrietta 'Hen' Wilson, and Rockmond Dunbar as Michael Grant (Athena's ex-husband).


The show was created by Ryan Murphy ('Glee', 'American Horror Story', 'American Crime Story'), Brad Falchuk ('Glee', 'Pose', 'Scream Queens'), and Tim Minear ('American Horror Story', 'Feud').


A reveal on what May was talking about to Maddie at the end of "What's Next?" regarding her college choice and more of Bobby's backstory and the growth of his and Athena's relationship could be explored in this season. 



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