Grey’s Anatomy is returning for an astonishing 17th season, and there’s news out there claiming that it’ll be the final season ever.
We have known, for quite a while, that Grey’s Anatomy season 17 was coming. But it was recently revealed that star Ellen Pompeo’s contract was supposed to end with season 16, and she extended it by a year. However, she kept hinting, and many times at that, that Grey’s days couldn’t go on forever.
- What is Grey’s Anatomy all about? The central plot of the series over the years.
- Recognition earned by Grey’s Anatomy over these years?
- What can happen in the season finale?
- When will the season finale premiere?
- Will we see the entire cast return for the show?
Here’s everything you need to know about Grey Anatomy’s upcoming season 17, which will perhaps bring this beloved series to an end!
What is Grey’s Anatomy all about? The central plot of the series over the years.
Grey’s Anatomy’s title is known to have been inspired by the medical text Gray’s
Anatomy and alludes to the show’s main character, Meredith Grey (played by Ellen Pompeo). The series chronicles the personal and professional lives of the medical mentors and their medical interns. The story majorly revolves around notable characters which includes Derek
Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.), Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), and Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl). Seattle Grace Hospital is where most of the action takes place.
The series starts with Meredith, and her peers, facing obstacles, first as interns striving to become residents and then later as residents who must define their career paths while mentoring interns of their own. Even though the field of medicine is a core component of the show’s plots, much of the drama in Grey’s Anatomy draws on the characters’ personal lives and their decisions.
Recognition earned by Grey’s Anatomy over these years?
Grey’s Anatomy, a prime-time American television medical drama that debuted on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) network in 2005, was received with immense appreciation and criticism alike.
In its run, it enjoyed top 10 ratings, earned numerous Emmy Award nominations, and also went on to receive the 2007 Golden Globe for best drama.
What can happen in the season finale?
If we go as per the synopsis for the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 finale on April 9, there are three key storylines to consider. The description reads:
“Link (Chris Carmack) tries to convince Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) to take it easy during the final stage of her pregnancy. Hayes (Richard Flood) asks Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) a surprising question, and Owen (Kevin McKidd) makes a shocking discovery”.
Meanwhile, in an interview, Kim Raver who plays Teddy in the series, revealed that Richard Webber’s (James Pickens Jr.) storyline will continue through the new Grey’s Anatomy finale. In the March 26 episode, fans were upset over the original character after an incident at a medical conference. Although Raver wasn’t able to tease much, she insisted that his storyline will continue for longer.
That said, regardless of what happens with Richard, the season 16 finale will still end with a cliffhanger for our favourite doctors and will keep viewers waiting for the upcoming Grey’s Anatomy season 17.
When will the season finale premiere?
If you recall, every single season of Grey’s Anatomy has hit US screens in late September. However, this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak, a lot of shows and films are suffering as the cameras have stopped rolling for the safety of the cast and crew. So, one can expect Grey to not follow its decided schedule and we can guess that the show will likely get delayed.
It’s yet unclear if Grey’s Anatomy season 17 will arrive in the UK in 2021 or 2022 with the current production delays in place.
Will we see the entire cast return for the show?
The showrunner Krista Vernoff opted not to reveal which cast member she was looking to bring back.
But so far, fans can expect that all the lead characters are set to return. This includes the likes of Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti), Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.), Dr Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams), Dr Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary), Dr Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), Dr Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), Dr Jo Karev (Camilla Luddington), Dr Teddy Altman (Kim Raver), Dr Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), and Dr Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone).
Which characters do you want to see in Grey’s Anatomy season 17? What turn will the show’s finale take? Keep guessing while you eagerly wait for Grey’s Anatomy season 17! We would love to know what you think. Write to us in the comments box below!.