‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 Will Start Production Sooner Than You Think

by Jeremy Spirogis
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When Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 was minimize brief because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, followers missed out on 4 episodes. The shock finale wrapped with a bunch of free ends and cliffhangers. So naturally, everybody has been ready for information on the ABC present’s fall filming schedule. But now, Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 will reportedly begin manufacturing quickly, which implies we’re one step nearer to new episodes. 

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 will reportedly begin manufacturing in September 2020

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On Aug. 5, Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) teased Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 would start production soon. Though she didn’t give away any dates.

“The plan is to start in a few weeks but don’t have an exact start date but @msdebbieallen is prepping,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter.

Then on Sept. 2, Deadline revealed the Grey’s Anatomy workforce may have their first digital desk learn on Sept. 3. Meanwhile, the 17th season will start filming “immediately” after the vacation weekend throughout the week of Sept. 8. Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 can also be anticipated to start out airing on ABC this fall, based on TVLine. 

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 will start with a time leap

Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16
Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Gilles Mingasson/ABC by way of Getty Images

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As talked about, Grey’s Anatomy wasn’t capable of full its authentic plan for season 16. The pandemic triggered manufacturing to close down, and the ultimate 4 episodes have been by no means accomplished. That stated, it doesn’t seem like the ABC medical drama will decide up the place the finale left off. 

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Giacomo Gianniotti (Andrew DeLuca) revealed Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 will begin off with a time leap. But it’s doubtless followers will nonetheless get to see what occurred throughout the hole.

“We’re going to start the season about a month and a half [into] full COVID,” Gianniotti instructed the publication. “It’s going to take place a little beyond where we left off in the last season.”

He continued, “We might have some flashbacks. We might have some things where we’re referencing last season, just to have context leading up. But we are going to have a little leap when we start this season in terms of time.”

What the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ forged says in regards to the new season

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While Grey’s Anatomy followers patiently await the season 17 premiere, the forged has been busy hyping up what’s coming subsequent. On Twitter, Pompeo teased Meredith’s storyline is “going to be so worth the wait.” Kevin McKidd additionally claimed Owen Hunt will most likely have “a wrecking ball of reality dumped on him” within the new season.

Meanwhile, Kim Raver (Teddy Altman) hoped her character will lastly face her “trauma.” Then Gianniotti steered DeLuca will search therapy for his bipolar I dysfunction. 

Recently, Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff additionally confirmed season 17 will deal with the coronavirus pandemic. But it appears followers will nonetheless obtain a wholesome dose of escapism and the arc received’t be all about “death and dispair.”

“I feel like we’re going to be able to tell these stories, honor the heroes on the frontlines, and provide some escapism, romance, and laughs,” Vernoff instructed The Hollywood Reporter in July. “Depending on the episode, there’s a joy to be had for people who are quarantining away from the hospital.”

Whatever the writers have deliberate for Grey’s Anatomy Season 17, it definitely looks like followers will discover out quickly if the whole lot goes based on plan. But every time the ABC medical drama returns, viewers understand it’s going to be extraordinary. So prepare.

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