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Watch '9-1-1' trailer: Somebody save Angela Bassett and Peter Krause

LOS ANGELES ― Somebody save them.

Things aren't looking too good for newlyweds Athena (Angela Bassett) and Bobby (Peter Krause) in the season premiere of Ryan Murphy's "9-1-1," which jumps from Fox, its former network home, to ABC for Season 7. In fact, this might just be the series' biggest emergency yet.

In a take on 1972 film "The Posiedon Adventure," the "9-1-1" opener finds the first responder couple, who normally attend to emergencies for other people, in the middle of a pirated, sinking ship on their honeymoon cruise. But they're not helpless. In fact, as this exclusive trailer for the new season shows, they might be the only people who can save the day.

Earlier this month executive producer Tim Minear and the cast of the drama teased reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour about his ode to the classic adventure film.

"We're doing 'The Poseidon Adventure,' and we're making no mystery of it," he said. "We're doing an absolute tribute to ("master of disaster" film producer) Irwin Allen in the opening minutes of the episode."

When does '9-1-1' come out?

Season 7 of "9-1-1" premieres March 14, on a new night (Thursdays, 8 EDT/PDT) and network (ABC, which picked it up after Fox canceled the series, citing high costs.

More disaster strikes on '9-1-1'

But if you thought a sinking ship was enough disaster for one episode of the series, famous for its outlandish and ripped-from-the-headlines emergencies, you'd be wrong.

Athena (Angela Bassett) and Bobby (Peter Krause) face a honeymoon cruise-ship disaster in the Season 7 premiere of ABC's rescue drama "9-1-1," airing March 14.
Athena (Angela Bassett) and Bobby (Peter Krause) face a honeymoon cruise-ship disaster in the Season 7 premiere of ABC's rescue drama "9-1-1," airing March 14.

"There is another great disaster in the first episode," Minear said. Recently, "there was a jet fighter that got lost.  The fighter pilot had to bail out of the plane, and they sort of didn't know where the plane went. We're doing that in the premiere."

This season will also bring "9-1-1" to its 100th episode, airing April 4, that's sure to be chock full of thrills, sirens and absurdities of its own. But could it go on for 100 more episodes after that?

"As long as it doesn’t take as long as (the first) 100 took," Bassett said. "This 100 took a long time: Midseason replacement, COVID, strike."

"We've done an earthquake, a tidal wave," said Krause. "Now we're doing 'The Poseidon Adventure.' ... I think it's pretty cool that we're going to hit 100 and keep going past that. It is rare."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: '9-1-1' on ABC trailer: Somebody save Bobby and Athena's sinking ship