Connie Britton Reunites with Ryan Murphy for New Drama Series

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Connie Britton is returning to work with the wonderful Ryan Murphy. 

The former American Horror Story veteran will star in 9-1-1 which will follow the high-octane lives of emergency responders as they attempt to save lives ... even if it puts their own at risk. 

Britton, Connie

Britton joins a cast that already includes the likes of Angela Bassett and Peter Krause. The thing that makes this new series unique is that it will follow police, paramedics, and firefighters. 

So, it should make for a show that's fresh and exciting and not bogged down with the same situation after a few episodes. 

With Britton on board, this means she will be reuniting with Ryan Murphy. She previously worked with him on American Horror Story and The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.

Connie Britton at Movie Festival

Britton is probably most well-known for playing Tami Taylor on NBC's Friday Night Lights from 2006-2011. That show garnered a cult audience and is still talked about after all these years. 

She also appeared as Rayna Jaymes on CMT's Nashville, but she departed the show earlier this year after five seasons, and the show has already moved on from her character's death. 

Will this new show be another hit under Connie's belt? Ryan Murphy does have a good track record when it comes to TV shows nowadays, so it should make for an interesting watch. 

Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes -- Nashville

The show will also be a procedural, so that should be a good change of pace for Britton who has mainly appeared on serialized dramas. 

Oh, and the good news is that when the series was announced, it received a straight-to-series order. 

Britton can next be seen in Showtime's Frankie Shaw series, SMILF. She has a recurring arc on the show and will appear on multiple episodes of its first season, playing Bridgette's boss. 

Over to you, TV Fanatics. What do you think of this exciting casting news?

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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