New US drama 9-1-1 coming exclusively to Sky Living and NOW TV in the UK & Republic of Ireland

Monday 5 March 2018

Created and executive-produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, 9-1-1 stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Connie Britton.

9-1-1, the provocative new procedural drama from Twentieth Century Fox Television will launch in the UK & Ireland on Sky Living and TV streaming service NOW TV later this year. Already an established hit across the pond with over 15m viewers tuning in for its season premiere, 9-1-1 explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving problems in their own lives.

Creators Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story franchise, Nip/Tuck), Brad Falchuk (American Horror Story franchise, Nip/Tuck) and Tim Minear (Feud, American Horror Story franchise) reimagine the procedural drama with 9-1-1. The series stars Academy Award® and Emmy® Award nominee and Golden Globe® winner Angela Bassett (American Horror Story, What’s Love Got to Do with It), Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® nominee Peter Krause (The Catch, Six Feet Under) and Emmy® Award nominee Connie Britton (Nashville, Friday Night Lights). Oliver Stark (Into the Badlands), Aisha Hinds (Shots Fired, Underground), Kenneth Choi (The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story) and Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break, The Path) also star. 

Adam MacDonald, director of Sky Living, said: “I'm delighted to bring the heart-stoppingly dramatic 9-1-1 to Sky Living where it will thrill viewers alongside fellow best-loved US dramas. Its nail-biting blend of breathtaking danger and raw emotion will have UK viewers - including me! - completely hooked.”

In a multi-season commitment, 9-1-1 is the latest Sky acquisition from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD). 9-1-1 is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear are creators, executive producers and writers on the series. Bradley Buecker (American Horror Story) is an executive producer and directed the series premiere. Alexis Martin Woodall (American Horror Story, American Crime Story) and Angela Bassett (The Rosa Parks Story) serve as executive producers. 

9-1-1 was acquired for Sky from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution in a deal brokered by Lucy Criddle, Sky’s Head of Acquisitions Series and David Smyth, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of TCFTVD U.K. 9-1-1 adds to the line-up of much-loved US dramas on Sky Living, which already includes The Good Doctor, Scandal, Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy and Nashville.

For further information, please contact:

Alex Henderson
Alex.henderson@sky.uk 

Notes to editors

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