As season five of Fox’s 9-1-1 series premieres this fall, the show’s star, Angela Bassett, is receiving a pay raise that could make history.
The series, which premiered in 2018 follows first responders in Los Angeles and their high-pressure experiences.
Bassett, who has starred in the movies What’s Love Got to Do with It, Black Panther, Boyz N The Hood and more, earned a raise for 9-1-1 that brings her to more than $450,000 an episode, which is among the highest in network television and possibly the highest ever for an actress of color on a broadcast drama series, according to Deadline.
Her castmates also received 25% raises including Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Oliver Star, Ryan Guzman and Rockmond Dunbar, receiving $80,000 an episode.
The Oscar-nominated actress also holds the title of executive producer for the show, which she has held since season two. She also serves as an executive producer for the show’s popular spin-off, 9-1-1: Lone Star.
Season 5 of 9-1-1 will premiere on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.