Old casts are returning, new contracts and collabs are happening with real doctors and nurses on the Covid-19 pandemic. Grey’s Anatomy season 17 is set to be a firecracker.
All you Grey’s Anatomy fans, we come bearing good news! So far you might have been aware that Ellen Pompeo and Shonda Rhime’s baby is returning with a season 17. But chances are that ABC’s favourite medical drama will be here till season 20. How do we know? Find out here.
- Old cast with new contracts
- What season 17 will be about?
- More new updates
Old cast with new contracts
Kim Raver, Camilla Luddington, and Kevin McKidd – you may or may not be aware of these names. But you definitely know Dr. Teddy Altman, Dr. Josephine Karev and Dr. Owen Hunt.
What these three have in common? Contracts. Yes, ABC Studios has recently signed a 3-year contract with these stars with significant salary bumps. This means the show will definitely run for three more seasons.
In addition to that, the show is in the middle of a two-year pickup, which also includes the show’s star Ellen Pompeo’s deal, expiring this season 17. We hear she is negotiating her contract with ABC for season 18.
What season 17 will be about?
Earlier this month, Grey’s Anatomy’s executive producer Krista Vernoff revealed that in season 17, Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital will have to be ready to tackle the pandemic. In an interview with the Television Academy, Vernoff revealed,
“We’re going to address the coronavirus pandemic for sure. There’s no way a long-running medical show like Grey’s Anatomy does not project the biggest medical threat of our lifetime.”
Vernoff also teased about collaborating with real-life doctors and nurses who are working front-line during the pandemic. She said, “We’re the first people they spoke to about the experiences they’re having now.” She added, “They’re talking about it [coronavirus] like it is war – a war that they were not trained for before.”
More new updates
Richard Flood and Anthony Hill have been promoted as regulars in Grey’s Anatomy season 17. Flood joined Grey’s Anatomy back in season 16 as paediatric surgeon Dr. Cormack Hayes, while Hill appeared as a guest star last season, as Dr. Winston Ndugu, a man from Maggie’s past.
Meanwhile, Stefania Spampinato, otherwise known as Carina DeLuca, Andrew DeLuca’s sister, has been moved to spin-off station 19 as a recurring cast. Vernoff gushed about the new development. She said, “They are amazingly talented actors who have made a big impact on our fans, our casts, and on our writers.
We are eager to write more for them.” Are you excited to see your favourite on-screen doctors to return for Grey’s Anatomy season 17 and tackle the pandemic? Let us know in the comments section below.