Oliver Stark Talks '911,' Connie Britton and the Wide World of Medical Dramas | In Studio
"I think it’s refreshing to see on television because it’s not explored enough, but it’s a relationship that happens in real life," the actor told THR.
The first season of Fox’s medical emergency drama 911 comes to an end in a matter of days, so before fans see how things end up, star Oliver Stark sat down with The Hollywood Reporter In Studio to talk about what makes this show so different from other medical dramas.
“We’ve got the fire shows, we’ve got the cop shows, so it’s also just nice to have that dispatcher on because they’re really the first responders,” said the actor. “They’re the people at the end of the phone, they’re the people who are very highly trained and coaching people through it before anyone actually gets there, so I think that’s really nice to include. I think that’s what makes it so unique as a show.”
According to Stark, fans will not be disappointed to see how things conclude. “It really wraps up everybody’s story, which is nice,” he told THR. “It kind of puts an exclamation mark and a full stop, or a period, on everybody’s little story and everybody’s little arc, so it really does feel like an ending, so when we move forward into the second season, it’s a whole new beginning.”
While we may not know the future of Abby (Connie Britton) and Buck’s (Stark) relationship for season two, we do know that Stark is a “big, big fan of that relationship,” calling it “refreshing.”
“I think it’s refreshing to see on television because it’s not explored enough, but it’s a relationship that happens in real life and it’s a very common relationship, which we don’t see on TV,” he said. “I think that fact that we’ve gone down that route and it’s not felt forced. I’m really honored to play opposite Connie Britton.”
The season one finale of 911 airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.