9-1-1 Cast member Aisha Hinds calls ABC’s revival of the show a “blessing” after Fox canceled the drama.
In an exclusive interview with Urban Hollywood 411the actress spoke Wednesday from the Writers Guild of America picket outside Paramount Studios.
“Seven seasons of a show is an anomaly in this landscape these days, so having the opportunity to do the show for another season is a blessing in itself and for us to be so well received at ABC is a blessing. joy and a treasure. We are all looking forward to it and we are thrilled,” she said.
“We are happy that our family is together, our team is together, our writers are together, and that we can continue to tell such impactful stories,” added Hinds.
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The actress wore a WGA sign in solidarity with the writers.
“Solidarity is sacred. It is important for us to unite,” she said.
Hinds plays Los Angeles paramedic Henrietta “Hen” Wilson on 9-1-1.
As previously reported, the first-responder drama was not picked up for another season by its original house, Fox, despite being the network’s most-watched show.
ABC did not miss a beat and immediately took over the series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear.
“The Hit Drama 9-1-1along with Angela Bassett and Peter Krause, will join the 2023-2024 season in its new home on the network,” ABC said in a statement released earlier this month.
“It’s a privilege to keep 9-1-1 in the family with the production of 20th Television, and we look forward to telling more thrilling and uplifting stories about these beloved characters on our airwaves,” said Craig Erwich, chairman of Disney Television Group, in a statement.
9-1-1 first premiered on Fox in 2018 and aired on the network for six seasons.
ABC will reveal a premiere date for the series’ seventh season at a later date.
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