Fox is starting off 2018 with a bang in the form of a brand new procedural drama, “9-1-1,” which follows the high-pressure lives of paramedics, firefighters and police officers. The series will show what these professions are like and the intense situations that they encompass.

To make the show the best that it can be, Fox brought together great lead actors to get the job done. Here’s where you know them from.

911 cast Connie Britton, Angela Bassett and Peter Krause star in Fox’s “9-1-1.” Photo: Mathieu Young/Fox

Angela Bassett (Athena Grant)

Despite a brief acting role in 1975, Bassett really kicked off her career in 1985 with the TV series “Search for Tomorrow” and then the movies and shows just kept coming after that. She’s continued to work steadily in the over 30 years since, with projects early on like “Boyz n the Hood” in 1991, “Malcolm X” with Denzel Washington in 1992 and “What’s Love Got to Do with It” in 1993. She continued to make a name for herself with movies including 1998’s “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and 2006’s “Akeelah and the Bee.” She acted on “ER” from 2008 to 2009 and had recent roles in “American Horror Story,” “BoJack Horseman” and “Master of None.”

Peter Krause (Bobby Nash)

He took part in the sketch comedy series “Carol & Company” in 1990 and 1991, and had many more TV roles as years continued, including “Beverly Hills, 90210” for a few episodes, “The Great Defenders” in 1995, “Cybill” for over 20 episodes and then he landed his big leading role on “Six Feet Under,” which lasted from 2001 to 2005. His next big gig came in 2010 with the hit series “Parenthood,” which ran until 2015. Most recently, he played Benjamin Jones on the Shondaland show “The Catch.”

Connie Britton (Abby Clark)

Fresh off her run as Rayna James on the country music drama “Nashville,” which she was on from 2012 to 2018, Britton is ready to take on her new dramatic role as Abby on “9-1-1.” TV shows seem to be her thing, as her first big-time breakout was as Tami Taylor on the football drama “Friday Night Lights” from 2006 to 2011.

“9-1-1” premieres on Fox on Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST.