‘9-1-1’ Season 2 Trailer: New Operator Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Got Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide (Video)

TCA 2018: Connie Britton’s Abby is out and Hewitt’s Maddie is in for Season 2 of Ryan Murphy’s first responder drama

Fox released the first trailer for Season 2 of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear’s “9-1-1” during the Television Critics Association press tour Thursday, giving us our first look at Hewitt in character as Maddie, our new leading lady after Connie Britton’s exit in the Season 1 finale.

The 1-minute, 55-second clip shows Hewitt fall right into place with our returning leads, Peter Krause, Angela Bassett and Oliver Stark, who are all back to handling other people’s problems while ignoring their own in the show’s second season. And this time things seem even more overwhelmingly over-the-top than they were when Abby (Britton) was around.

People are crying, roads are cracking down the middle, and smash cuts preview 9-1-1 calls you couldn’t have imagined in your wildest nightmares.

Co-created by Murphy, Minear and Falchuk, “9-1-1” explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and emergency operators who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. In addition to Hewitt, Bassett, Krause, and Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi and Rockmond Dunbar also star. Ryan Guzman has also joined for Season 2.

The freshman series was a ratings success, scoring an early Season 2 renewal in January. The network announced on Monday that “9-1-1” would move to Monday nights in the fall.

Watch the trailer above.

“9-1-1” will return with a two-night Season 2 premiere Sunday, Sept. 23 at 8/7 c and Monday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c (its regular time slot) on Fox.