Grey's Anatomy will start shooting season 17 this month and it's the news we needed!
Praise the fake doctor Gods.
All you Grey's fans can breath a sigh of relief, the smash-hit, ridiculously addictive, medical drama will be returning to our screens soon as the cast are gearing up to shoot season 17 this month.
According to Variety, production on the first two episodes of the season could begin as early as next week! Ellen Pompeo hinted last month that the cast are in full prep mode:
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) August 5, 2020
We already know that fans can expect to see the effects of the Coronavirus in the upcoming season. Speaking on a panel hosted by the Television Academy last month, executive producer Krista Vernoff confirmed the news saying:
"There’s no way to be a long-running medical show and not do the medical story of our lifetimes."
The show's writers are planning to meet with real-life doctors in order to get a better understanding of the pandemic and the impact its had on frontline workers.
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Vernoff added that the show has a 'responsibility' and an 'opportunity' to tell the stories of the people who've been working through the pandemic and the real consequences it's had on their every day lives:
"Every year, we have doctors come and tell us their stories, and usually they’re telling their funniest or craziest stories. This year, it has felt more like therapy, 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 war — a war that they were not trained for".