Connie Britton To Star On Ryan Murphy Series 9-1-1

Although Connie Britton hasn't appeared on American Horror Story since the first season, she'll be a big part of creator the new show from creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

Deadline reports that Britton has signed on for a lead role alongside Angela Bassett and Peter Krause in 9-1-1, which is set to premiere next year. 

Written and executive produced by Murphy and Falchuk, the team behind Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story, and Scream Queens, the new series is a procedural drama that follows the experiences of police, paramedics, and firefighters who are put into dangerous and shocking situations. 9-1-1 will focus on the emergency responders who must save others when things in their own lives are falling apart. 

It's believed that Britton (who also made an appearance in Murphy's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) will play a 911 operator. She'll next be seen in the comedy SMILF, and she's also featured in Professor Marston & The Wonder Women about Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston. 

Meanwhile, Murphy has said that a future season of American Horror Story could bring back characters from both Murder House and Coven.