Irish actor Richard Flood promoted to series regular on Grey's Anatomy
Irish actor Richard Flood has been promoted to a series regular on Grey's Anatomy.
The Dubliner joined Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Cormac Hayes, the new paediatric surgeon at Grey Sloan Memorial - and fans couldn't get enough of him after he was introduced in the midseason finale.
According to Deadline, the actor has been promoted to a series regular for Grey's upcoming season 17. Anthony Hill, who plays Dr. Winston Ndugu, will also be joining the show as a series regular.
Stefania Spampinato, who plays Dr. Carina Deluca, will be joining the firefighter spinoff Station 19 as a series regular.
“I am so excited to add Anthony Hill, Stefania Spampinato and Richard Flood to the Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy families. They are huge talents who made a big impact with our fans, with our casts, and with our writers who are eager to write more for them," the series' executive producer and showrunner, Krista Vernoff, said in a statement.
It comes as Vernoff previously revealed that Grey's Anatomy will be tackling the coronavirus pandemic next season.
"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," she said [via Entertainment Weekly] during the Quaranstreaming: Comfort TV That Keeps Us Going panel last month.
"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. And that’s been one of our big conversations about Owen, is that he’s actually trained for this in a way that most of the other doctors aren’t."
She added that she feels Grey's Anatomy "has an opportunity and a responsibility to tell some of those stories."