"Pilot" is the first episode of the first season of 9-1-1. It was written by Brad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy & Tim Minear and directed by Bradley Buecker.


It takes a team of people to help answer the famous question, "911, what's your emergency?" Detective Athena Grant works as a member of the police force, handling cases that require her sharp mind and expertise, while also trying to juggle her own family drama. Bobby Nash and his team of firefighters help execute the daring rescues that often come along with these life-threatening situations. Meanwhile, Abby Clark spends her days taking and fielding emergency calls at the 911 call center, but constantly desires to know what happens after she sends help.[4]



Guest StarringEdit


  • Flavia Watson as Groovyheels
  • Taylor Gray as Steve
  • Maddie Nichols as Marika
  • Vahe Bejan as Father
  • Rachel Breitag as Tatiana
  • Mina Joo as Veronica
  • Alex Loynaz as Terry
  • Nicole Reddinger as Woman #2
  • Matthew Fahey as Junkie
  • Lissa Pallo as Woman
  • Glenn Fernandez as Boy
  • Troy Ian Hall as Cop
  • Harrison White as Old Man
  • Jeannie Bolét as ER Doctor
  • Annie Tedesco as Emma Coughlin


  • The first episode was reportedly going to be directed by McG,[5] however, it was later reported that Bradley Buecker would replace McG as director of the episode.[6] McG was also one of the executive producers on the show left due to creative differences. Bradley also took McG's position as executive producer.
  • In the press release, actor Rockmond Dunbar is not listed as being part of the cast despite him being part of the main cast of the show.[7]
  • Also in the press release, Athena Grant is named a detective when she is only an officer.
  • The scene in which a fire truck was based on a true story, how a emergency dispatcher use the sounds of the different emergency vehicles at various station in order to find someone.