Connie Britton Returns to 9-1-1 for Season 3 Finale
According to Deadline, Connie Britton is returning to the Fox drama 9-1-1 for the two-part series finale that will air on May 4 and May 11.
Britton played 911 operator Abby Clark in the first season of 9-1-1, but never returned and was instead replaced by Jennifer Love Hewitt’s character Maddie Kendall in Season 2. The character left for Ireland at the end of Season 1, leaving behind a string of loose ends that will undoubtedly come into play during her return. Notably, her relationship with firefighter Buck (Oliver Stark), who has now forged a deep relationship with Eddie (Ryan Guzman).
“Eddie doesn’t know anything about Abby as far as what had happened and firsthand perspective, but he has heard a lot through Buck and he has heard a lot through the other family members of the 118,” Guzman told Deadline sister site HollywoodLife. “So when Abby ends up showing up, I think there’s a level of… Oh, sh*t. Do I need to help Buck out? What is he going through?”
9-1-1 is a fast-paced exploration into the lives and careers of first responders — cops, paramedics, firefighters — the people who put their lives on the line to save others. The critically acclaimed hit drama. The series is based on the real-life, high-pressure experiences of emergency response providers who are thrust into heart-stopping situations that are equal parts unpredictable, intense and uplifting. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.
The series co-created and executive produced by Ryan Murphy alongside Brad Falchuck and Tim Minear who serves as showrunner. It stars Angela Bassett (American Horror Story, Black Panther), Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Rockmond Dunbar, and Jennifer Love Hewitt, who’ve joined the cast in season two.