9-1-1 Season 2 Trailer Capitalizes on Disaster Porn
Posted by John J. Falco on 2nd August 2018
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Does 9-1-1 Trailer hint at California’s Big One? Is the Los Angeles in the world of 9-1-1 about to crack in half? That is what the over the top trailer appears to show.

9-1-1 is heading into season 2 without Connie Britton, but is gaining Jennifer Love Hewitt and a post NFL time-slot. Which might mess things up ratings wise if games go overtime. Although with it’s sizable fanbase (est 15 million viewers), I don’t think that matters much.

It will be interesting to see how the high octane show depicts the chaos and results of an 8.2-magnitude earthquake striking Los Angeles. Will it be a one-time episode like the format has usually been in the past, or will 9-1-1 branch off into a mini-arc with the Earthquake disaster? I find it hard to believe that the show would be able to quickly wrap that up, and resolve it all in a span of 45 minutes.

The Best Disaster Porn on TV Just Got Even Better:

It marks an interesting pivot into something that’s really missing on TV these days. Before this trailer came out, I didn’t realize that there are no great disaster porn TV shows on right now. Yes, in the age of Peak TV the only disaster porn that seems to be available is whatever movie Dwayne Johnson happens to be in. If the Earthquake and the lingering effects of it are more than one episode, and since there wasn’t much else shown in the trailer. We can safely assume it is, it makes the show that much more better. We saw in season 1 how an airplane crash affected the characters more than usual. So what does an Earthquake that lasts for multiple episodes do to these people?? They are clearly shocked at the size and scope of the disaster.

If this is the direction 9-1-1 seems to be going, then I am really excited for the new season as well as future installments. Of course, Ryan Murphy is already working on his Katrina project for American Crime Story, so that may have influenced the new season of 9-1-1 too. Which makes me wonder, do those two shows share the same universe? Wait, do all Ryan Murphy shows share the same universe??