While the doctors and nurses around the world are fighting the pandemic, Meredith Grey will also be seen leading the charge against the virus in Grey’s Anatomy Season 17.
ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 is in the pre-development stage and will soon go into production. However, one development might hype up the upcoming season for fans. Creators have revealed that Season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy will see Meredith joining doctors in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Meredith Grey to beat Coronavirus in Grey’s Anatomy Season 17
- Krista Vernoff reveals the storyline
- The show is speaking to real-life doctors on the frontline.
As previously confirmed that the television juggernaut, Grey’s Anatomy will return on ABC with season 17. With the recent revelation that it will incorporate the current pandemic in its plot, fans can’t wait to witness how the show tackles it. Fans have also begun suspecting a major character death in the upcoming season.
Meredith Grey will beat the virus
The longest-running ABC show, Grey’s Anatomy, suffered a fate similar to all other productions worldwide — the pandemic put everything on hold. Season 16 of the show premiered on September 26, 2019, and ran till April 9, 2020. The latest season had 21 episodes, compared to the average 24 to 25 episodes in the past couple of seasons.
Like all the other TV shows from Netflix, AMC, CBS, and HBO, Grey’s Anatomy also faced trouble in filming the final episodes because of the global lockdown. The team had to halt filming. Season 16 had to be aired without the finale and pre-finale episodes.
However, to keep the phenomenon alive, ABC had already ordered the seventeenth season of Grey’s Anatomy on May 10, 2019. Now, with the latest report suggesting that the show will incorporate the current pandemic with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) leading the charge, our excitement has gone through the roof.
Show-runner Krista Vernoff reveals the storyline for season 17.
Though the release of Season 17 is unplanned right now, ABC and the creators of Grey’s Anatomy have already been working and developing the season.
Showrunner Krista Vernoff has revealed that Season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy will see Meredith Grey and the team battling against the current pandemic.
Speaking at a Television Academy panel which streamed on YouTube, Vernoff confirmed: “We’re going to address this pandemic for sure.”
“There’s no way to be a long-running medical show and not do the medical story of our lifetime.”
Vernoff has also teased that the team is already working on the script. The biggest challenge will be to incorporate the storyline while keeping the humour and the romance alive.
She said: “Our conversations have been constantly about how do we keep alive humour and romance while we tell these really painful stories.”
The show is speaking to real-life doctors on the frontline.
Grey’s Anatomy has always taken care of precision and authenticity, especially in dealing with the storylines covering diseases and the lives and duties of doctors. The creators want to achieve the same this time with Meredith fighting virus. The creators are meeting the real-life doctors and the frontline attendants to bring this to fruition.
Vernoff said. “The doctors come in and we’re the first people they’re talking to about these types of experiences they’re having.
“They are literally shaking and trying not to cry. They’re pale, and they’re talking about it as a war — a war that they were not trained for.”
“I feel like our show has an opportunity and a responsibility to tell some of those stories.”
Season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy will star Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens. Kevin McKidd, Jesse Williams, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Kelly McCreary, Giacomo Gianniotti. Kim Raver, Greg Germann, Jake Borelli, and Chris Carmack.
Though Meredith leading the charge against the virus makes total sense for the setting of the show, we wonder if the audience wants more of this virus on their TV after months of struggle in real life.