‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fans Can Finally Mark Their Calendars for the Season 17 Premiere

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fans Can Finally Mark Their Calendars for the Season 17 Premiere

Grey’s Anatomy followers lastly have a date to stay up for for the return of season 17. The season 16 finale ended abruptly on April 9, 2020, because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) shut down. Production lastly started once more on Sept. 9, and ABC set an official date for the premiere.

'Grey's Anatomy' stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey and Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey and Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca | Raymond Liu through Getty Images

What occurred throughout ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 16?

When followers final noticed Meredith Grey, she had lastly agreed to seize drinks with the package deal Cristina Yang had despatched her — Cormac “McWidow” Hayes (Richard Flood). However, she later ran right into a visibly distraught Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti). The surgeon provided to assist get her friend dwelling, however that second left followers confused over which man Meredith may find yourself with in season 17.

Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) nearly died of a mysterious sickness that many medical doctors thought was Alzheimer’s. However, DeLuca got here to the rescue when he found the previous chief had cobalt toxicity from a previous hip substitute. When he was out of surgical procedure, he remembered that he was nonetheless indignant together with his spouse, Catherine Avery Fox (Debbie Allen).

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Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) grew to become a foster mum or dad to a younger teen after struggling a miscarriage early on within the season. She additionally helped Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) give delivery to her child boy. Atticus “Link” Lincoln (Chris Carmack) discovered her child was his, however the identify was but to be revealed. 

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 premiere date lastly introduced

Season 16 of Grey’s Anatomy ended 4 episodes brief because of the pandemic. So, followers nonetheless marvel what may need occurred to the medical doctors in the true season finale. Instead of selecting up the place issues left off, the season will bear a little bit of a time soar.

“We’re going to start the season about a month and a half [into] full COVID,” actor Giacomo Gianniotti advised Entertainment Tonight. “So, it’s going to take place a little beyond where we left off in the last season.”

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Since the collection hasn’t been in manufacturing for 5 months, rather a lot has modified on the earth, and the producers at Grey’s Anatomy are going to sort out it.

The new season will premiere on Nov. 12, 2020, at 9 p.m. EST on ABC. 

Season 17 will contact on racial injustice in addition to COVID-19

Gianniotti gave away just a few different hints as to what Grey’s Anatomy’s season 17 will maintain throughout his interview with the outlet. 

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“I’m just speculating at this point,” the actor started. “All the writers and producers have said they’re really interested in telling the stories of everything that has been going on with the Black Lives Matter movement. They’re very interested in telling people those stories.”

Grey’s Anatomy has a historical past of tackling present occasions, so it’s no shock that the upcoming season will observe go well with.

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