It looks like Ryan Murphy’s popular series will take some time to make its comeback! Continue reading to learn more about 9-1-1 Season 7.
There is no doubt that as we approach the fall of 2023, fans are now wondering what the current status of the beloved Ryan Murphy’s series has been since the series was renewed for a seventh season at ABC, which has caused fans to speculate what’s in store for the lives of Los Angeles first responders: police officers, paramedics, firefighters, and dispatchers! The fandom is wondering when they will return to tackle a whole new wave of complex cases with unexpected twists at every turn that promise to be an exhilarating ride!
To say the least, viewers will be curious to see how the story of these beloved characters and their journey will be continued for another season. So, if you are wondering what new developments have been happening so far behind the scenes, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all your answers about the much-anticipated seventh season, which we definitely think is going to captivate the audience once again as it has been doing for the last five years! Here is everything we know so far about 9-1-1 Season 7.
9-1-1 Season 7 Release Date: When will it premiere on ABC?
If you have been keeping up, then you’ll know that the ABC network has made an official statement about changing its entire 2023–24 fall broadcast schedule by putting a hold on the major release of all the scripted shows for the remainder of this year, which sadly will also include “9-1-1 Season 7.”
We say this with a bit of assurance because all the competitor networks have also revised their fall schedules and they have confirmed to reschedule all the scripted shows for sometime around the early to mid-2024 broadcast season. This has happened due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike and the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which have stopped the working of Hollywood until a proper resolution regarding the compensation of the writers and actors is made for the work to effectively resume and the production to conclude on time without causing any further hurdles or delays in the release.
So, if we look at this current status, one thing is clear the network might be considering some crucial changes behind the scenes for its upcoming fall primetime schedule because we assume that there is no chance for the production to commence even by August 2023, which will also lead to major delays in post-production, eventually forcing the showrunners to skip the 2023-24 fall schedule and modify the release window by confirming it to premiere sometime around mid-season 2024 because to be very honest this situation doesn’t seem to get resolved anytime soon!
Until there is any official confirmation, we suggest that the viewers be patient and follow all the social media platforms of the ABC network to be updated with the latest updates. Despite being canceled by Fox earlier this year, the series was saved for another season as it was quickly picked up and renewed for a seventh season by the ABC network! The series transitioned rather well to ABC, which has recently been emphasizing drama procedurals and already has a popular series on the air that previously had a long run on Fox before being canceled due to financial concerns, American Idol.
Also, check out the Twitter handle of ABC confirmed the renewal news, quoting, “We are so excited to welcome 9-1-1 to ABC!” Take a look at the official post as shared below:
We are so excited to welcome 9-1-1 to ABC! https://t.co/UoRplWsvIF
— ABC (@ABCNetwork) May 1, 2023
9-1-1 Season 7 Plot: What to expect in the new season?
Even though not much has been confirmed about the new season, we are certain that the seventh season of 9-1-1 will feature the 100th episode, and it will continue to explore the high-pressure experiences of first responders – including police officers, firefighters, and dispatchers – who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking, and heart-stopping situations. The next season is also expected to pick up right from the final episode, “Pay It Forward,” of the sixth season, which, according to the official synopsis, expands that “A series of freeway car accidents leads to a catastrophic overpass collapse that endangers the lives of civilians and members of the 118.”
“Thanks to the creative drive of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear, as well as the talented cast, 9-1-1 has been one of the most defining and original dramas on network television over the last six seasons, and we are honored to bring it to the esteemed group of series on ABC,” said Craig Erwich, president, Disney Television Group. Further adding, “It’s a privilege to keep 9-1-1 in the family with 20th Television producing, and we look forward to telling more heart-racing and uplifting stories about these beloved characters on our air.”
The network’s CEO, Rob Wade, also revealed the chances for 9-1-1’s crossovers, “Right now we’re really focused on our own schedule and how we look forward with our own series. We’re really proud of the 9-1-1 franchise and excited to announce another season of Lone Star,” he said. “It’s really a standout series… and rest assured, we’re going to relaunch that show. It’s an important show to our audience, and we’re very excited to have it back. As far as crossovers go, crossovers have always been really hard on the 9-1-1 franchise because they’re such ambitious schedules. We weren’t able to do it every year when both shows ran on the network, anyways.”
9-1-1 Season 7 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?
The main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles in the new season include Angela Bassett as Athena Grant, Peter Krause as Bobby Nash, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Maddie Buckley, Oliver Stark as Evan Buckley, Aisha Hinds as Henrietta Wilson, Kenneth Choi as Howard Han, Ryan Guzman as Edmundo Diaz, Corinne Massiah as May Grant, Marcanthonee Jon Reis as Harry Grant, and Gavin McHugh as Christopher Diaz, among other recurring cast members.
We would also like to highlight that there can be some new cast members introduced to the series, which will be disclosed by the show creators if it ever happens!
9-1-1 is produced by 20th Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear are the creators, executive producers, and writers of the series. Bradley Buecker is an executive producer and director of the series. Alexis Martin Woodall, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, John J. Gray, Kristen Reidel, and Juan Carlos Coto also serve as executive producers. Some of which are subject to change with the ABC network.
9-1-1 Season 7 Episodes: Where to stream?
The upcoming season is expected to have at least 18 episodes with an average runtime of 42–45 minutes, just like the prior seasons. Though we would also like to highlight that the official episode count can be reduced if the strikes aren’t resolved anytime soon, we think that the network shouldn’t risk any further delays. So, if we consider the pattern of the last few seasons, then the show is very likely to avoid having a standard 18 to 22-episode count by shortening the season to 15 episodes in order to avoid producing more episodes because of the delay caused by the strike.
As reported previously, the filming has been put on hold because of the ongoing strikes, which include SAG-AFTRA, otherwise known as the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, joining the WGA or the Writers Guild of America. Moreover, the chances of the network releasing details about the new episodes, including the official titles and synopsis, are minimal in order to avoid any potential spoilers.
All the episodes of 9-1-1 are currently available to stream on Fox and Hulu, which is ideal for many international viewers. Additionally, you can currently watch 9-1-1 on FuboTV or Hulu Plus. It can also be rented or purchased on iTunes, Google Play, Apple TV+, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu. All of the seasons are available to view on the aforementioned digital streaming sites with a membership plan or for free in select locations. Hence, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the near future, and binge-watch the show to recall all the events.
9-1-1 Season 7 Official Trailer: Is it available?
As stated above, the network hasn’t released any new promos for the highly anticipated seventh season as filming hasn’t yet commenced, leaving a lot of time for the official marketing to begin, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere. We’ll just have to wait and see what the next few months have in store for us in relation to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, as everything concerning the filming status is also neither here nor there!
Due to this, we are certain that no new promos will be released anytime soon. In the meantime, check out the official promo for the sixth season episode, which explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters, and dispatchers 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 the problems in their own lives.
Take a look at the official first look of the 9-1-1 Season 6 below to recall what has transpired in the last season so far:
While you wait for more 9-1-1 Season 7 updates, catch up on previous seasons to recall all the plotlines and character arcs that have happened so far in this beloved series.