2020 has been quite the dumpster fire and there is no show that will symbolize that better than season 4 of FOX’s first responder series 9-1-1. The network has released a 20-minute winter preview of all of their shows airing in the new year, and with 9-1-1 and its spin-off series 9-1-1: Lone Star airing back-to-back on Monday nights for the first time ever, 2021 is sure to have an explosive start.
Angela Bassett, who plays Sergeant Athena Grant Nash, previews that when the season opens, there will be a dam break, mudslide. Athena is back on the force after the trauma she’s experienced at the end of the previous season and she is seen helping a woman outside of a nearly-demolished house, trying to wave down a helicopter for help. Meanwhile, Jennifer Love Hewitt, who portrays Maddie Buckley, mentions that Maddie is pregnant during the COVID pandemic and Ryan Guzman, who plays Eddie Diaz, expands saying they come into the world of COVID and Chimney, played by Kenneth Choi, doesn’t know how to interact with his pregnant girl and he’s struggling himself.
Hewitt also says that fans are going to learn a lot more about everyone in this upcoming season and Guzman notes that there will be a lot more secrets. Just like with the other seasons, there will be funny moments in the midst of all the chaos. And as if on cue, a clip of a scene shows a guy stuck in mud who perfectly describes how this year has been. “2020 has been a dumpster fire.”
According to Oliver Stark, who some may know as Evan “Buck” Buckley, the emergencies are getting bigger and the drama is getting deeper. Buck angrily tells someone, assuming it could be his parents who we will finally meet in the new season, that nothing he did was good enough. The new season will also involve more of Michael’s new relationship with a doctor he met at the end of the previous season, and calls will include a baby, more search and rescue, and more than likely will expand on what May wanted to tell Maddie at her graduation party in the season 3 finale.
Season 4 of 9-1-1 premieres on Monday, January 18 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT, followed by the season 2 premiere of 9-1-1: Lone Star. The first three seasons of 9-1-1 are streaming now on Hulu.