9-1-1 Drops Major Hint About Season 8 Premiere — And It’s Going to Sting

Sound the alarm: ABC just announced that 9-1-1 will return for Season 8 on Thursday, Sept. 26 (8/7c), and it’s getting the buzz started early with a hint at the first major emergency facing the 118 this fall.

The brief teaser, posted to ABC and 9-1-1‘s social media accounts on Wednesday, flashes the show’s iconic logo against a black backdrop, before welcoming a swarm of unfriendly guests amid a terrifying hum of pure evil.

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That’s right, folks, it’s Macaulay Culkin’s worst nightmare — bees! Or possibly wasps? Look, we’re not pretending to be apiculturists here. Heck, we had to Google what a bee expert is even called. We just know that we don’t want to be anywhere near those little demons when they’re unleashed upon an unsuspecting Los Angeles.

Barring any future announcements, we can expect the show’s entire roster of series regulars to return for Season 8. Those names include Angela Bassett as Athena, Peter Krause as Bobby, Oliver Stark as Buck, Aisha Hinds as Hen, Kenneth Choi as Chimney, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Maddie, Ryan Guzman as Eddie and Gavin McHugh as Christopher — although you shouldn’t expect to see that last one right away.

“I know for sure that in the first episode [of Season 8], we likely won’t see Eddie and Christopher together,” Ryan Guzman recently revealed to TVLine, following Christopher’s departure in the Season 7 finale. But it’s not like we can blame the poor kid. Who among us can say for sure how we’d react upon discovering that our dad was having an affair with our dead mom’s doppelganger?

Also on the horizon for Season 8 is an unfortunate changing of the guard. The finale revealed Gerrard to be the new captain of the 118, and while it’s a twist that absolutely zero people asked for, Krause is choosing to look at the glass half-full. “I like them butting up against each other,” Krause told TVLine. “I could see Gerrard having a real grudge against Bobby for getting all this positive attention after he took over Gerrard’s firehouse, and now we he wants it back.”

Hit PLAY on the video below for a taste of 9-1-1‘s first Season 8 emergency, then drop a comment with your hopes for the 118’s next adventures below.

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