The longest-running primetime medical drama is about to add another notch on its belt. ABC has simply renewed the long-running Grey’s Anatomy for Season 19, with Ellen Pompeo set to return Meredith Grey. The lead star may also be bumped from co-executive producer to govt producer subsequent season, Variety stories.
Last yr, the present’s renewal standing got here down to the wire. Season 18 was introduced in May, whereas this time, there’s no cliffhanger trying forward into subsequent season. ABC has additionally introduced that Krista Vernoff, who took over as showrunner for Shonda Rhimes in Season 14, will proceed on the helm of the present. Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. may also return for Season 19.
“‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is a true phenomenon, beloved by audiences around the world. Whether they catch it live on ABC, or stream it on Hulu or globally on Disney Plus or Star Plus, it’s clear that fans can’t get enough of Shonda Rhimes’ brilliant creation,” stated Dana Walden, the chairman of leisure at Walt Disney Television. “We have enormous faith in Shonda, Krista Vernoff, Ellen Pompeo and the entire creative team to unlock new, untold stories that will continue to focus on modern medicine, tackle the issues that shape the world around us, and resonate deeply with loyal fans for years to come.”
After many years on ABC, the medical drama nonetheless stays because the community’s top-rated present. Season 17 of the hit collection targeted on frontline staff and took on the COVID-19 pandemic, with Meredith herself almost on her loss of life mattress. Season 18, however, is ready in a fictional post-pandemic world.
“I couldn’t be more excited that we get to keep telling the stories of Meredith, Bailey, Richard and all of the other doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial for another season,” stated Rhimes. “This is a true testament to Krista Vernoff, the cast, the crew and all the writers who keep the audience on the edge of their seat week after week. And it would not be possible without the generations of incredible fans who have supported ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ for so many years.”
Past forged members Kate Walsh, Abigail (*19*) and Kate Burton have additionally made appearances this season, and the collection has launched new characters Kai Bartley (E.R. Fightmaster) — the present’s first non-binary physician — and Michelle Lin (Lynn Chen).
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