A&E Network in the US has recommissioned 44 Blue Productions and Dick Wolf Entertainment to produce a new season of Nightwatch, after a nearly three year hiatus.

The series will follow the skilled first responders on the front lines of one of America’s most dynamic agencies—New Orleans EMS. Leading up to the March 25 premiere, on Thursday, March 11 and Thursday, March 18 at 10pm ET/PT, two one-hour specials, hosted by Holly Sherman and Titus Tero, will look back at some of the past seasons’ memorable moments as well as introduce the new team members featured on the series this season. 

“We are thrilled for the return of Nightwatch and to continue to provide a platform to showcase the raw and emotional stories of first responders and those they keep safe,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and Head of Programming for A&E. “The series showcases A&E’s intense and impactful storytelling while also celebrating the diverse and inspiring city of New Orleans and those on the front lines who protect it.”

“We are excited to rekindle this collaboration and showcase the beauty and resilience of New Orleans,” said Dr. Emily Nichols, Director of New Orleans EMS. “It’s an honor to feature our outstanding healthcare providers who have given so much of themselves prior to and throughout the pandemic”

Each one-hour episode of Nightwatch chronicles the sacrifice and heroic work of the first responders in New Orleans, a singular city filled with rich culture and a vibrant community. This season, the robust team of EMTs and EMS paramedics embrace new partners and roles as they respond to everything from medical emergencies to on the street violence to natural disasters. While the rest of the city sleeps, the medics of NOEMS take on the harrowing overnight shift to keep the residents and visitors of New Orleans safe.

Nightwatch is produced by 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, and Wolf Entertainment for A&E Network. Executive Producers for Wolf Entertainment are Dick Wolf and Tom Thayer. Executive Producers for 44 Blue are Rasha Drachkovitch and Robyn Younie. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Peter Tarshis serve as executive producers for A&E Network. “Nightwatch” is distributed internationally by A&E Networks.

44 Blue has a long history of working in New Orleans, and in eight years they have contributed over $25 million to the local economy, additionally providing jobs for hundreds of local crew and staff. 44 Blue started producing in New Orleans in 2012 with Pit Bulls & Parolees, which is celebrating its 12th year on air and is one of Animal Planet’s highest-rating shows.