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Peter Krause is going from one A-list showrunner to another.
The Six Feet Under Emmy nominee has been tapped to star opposite Angela Bassett in Fox’s drama 911 from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Additionally, American Horror Story and Feud showrunner Tim Minear has boarded the series to serve as showrunner. McG has been enlisted to direct the pilot.
Picked up straight to series in May, the procedural 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 the problems in their own lives. Additional character details about who Bassett and Krause will play are being kept under wraps.
911 is slated to air its 13-episode season in midseason. A formal premiere date has not yet been determined. Glee co-creators Murphy and Falchuk will both executive produce via their 20th Century Fox Television-based production companies. The series continues their relationship with Fox after their two-season anthology Scream Queens came to an end earlier this year. The drama marks the latest collaboration for Murphy and Falchuk at Fox, where they produced musical phenomenon Glee. The frequent collaborators are also working on new seasons of FX anthologies American Horror Story and American Crime Story and have ongoing drama series Pose in the works for the cabler. The latter, set in the 1980s, explores life and society in New York including the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball cultural world.
For Krause, the casting comes after he spent two seasons as the male lead in ABC’s The Catch, produced by mega-producer Shonda Rhimes. His credits also include Jason Katims‘ NBC family drama Parenthood and Alan Ball’s HBO favorite Six Feet Under. He’s repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.
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