‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Jesse Williams Isn’t Leaving Jackson Avery Behind for His Broadway Debut

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery on

After Justin Chambers’ sudden departure as Alex Karev halfway by way of season 16, Grey’s Anatomy followers have grown cautious regarding the Shondaland drama’s finish date — and even worse — the exit of extra main characters. Recently, Jesse Williams, who performs Jackson Avery in Grey’s Anatomy, was forged within the Take Me Out Broadway revival. But given the present ambiance inside the fandom, some viewers have been apprehensive about Williams’ collection common standing shifting ahead. However, showrunner Krista Vernoff ensured followers Jackson gained’t be leaving Seattle anytime quickly.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Jesse Williams will star in Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’

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On May 30, Playbill introduced Williams will play the lead, Darren Lemming, in a revival of Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out. Directed by Scott Ellis, the Tony Award-winning play is anticipated to preview on April 2 and open on April 23 at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater. Williams will star alongside Suits alum Patrick J. Adams and Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

In a press release to Entertainment Weekly, Williams expressed his ideas on the Broadway manufacturing. He mentioned:

I’m excited as hell to be again on stage and returning residence to NYC. Honored to inhabit such a compelling character whereas navigating storytelling that’s as resonant because the day it was written. To be capable to collaborate and be taught from our director Scott Ellis, an insanely gifted forged and the 2nd Stage crew is the dream. Truly. I’m precisely the place I wish to be proper now. And grateful. And terrified in the easiest way!

Will Jesse Williams depart ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ as Jackson Avery?

Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery on 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 14
Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Mitch Haaseth/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

There are two issues Grey’s Anatomy followers sometimes ponder when an actor picks up one other gig — location and timing. We know Grey’s Anatomy is filmed in California. Then in Williams’ state of affairs, Take Me Out will happen in New York. Meanwhile, TVLine defined Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 will nonetheless be in manufacturing when Take Me Out previews start April 2. 

Nevertheless, Vernoff confirmed Williams is not going to depart the forged of Grey’s Anatomy and she or he was in a position to prepare a storyline becoming to the actor’s new schedule.

“I’ve known since the beginning of the season and I’ve been able to plan [Jackson]’s storyline [accordingly],” Vernoff mentioned. 

The showrunner additionally defined how manufacturing will work. And though Williams could have a packed schedule, holding onto each tasks appears paramount.

“Jesse is able to fly back one day a week; we’re just making it work [because] this was important to him,” Vernoff mentioned.

When will ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ finish?

Naturally, Grey’s Anatomy followers shall be relieved to listen to the ABC drama is planning round Williams’ schedule. However, Chambers’ exit nonetheless has followers on their toes. Now, solely three authentic characters stay: Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), and Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.).

That mentioned, ABC renewed Grey’s Anatomy by way of season 17 in May 2019. Of course, this implies viewers nonetheless have loads of time earlier than probably saying goodbye. Meanwhile, Pompeo revealed how the Grey’s crew will know when to finish the Shondaland collection for good.

“Obviously I never anticipated the show still being the no. 1 show on the network,” Pompeo informed People. “How do you walk away from a hit?”

She continued: “The fans will dictate when the show ends. As much as we think we’re in control, we’re not. It’s the fans’ show at this point. They control how long the show goes. We’ll see. I kind of just take it year by year and see.”

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