‘Station 19’ Season 4: Krista Vernoff’s Update Will Make You Breathe a Sigh of Relief

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera and Miguel Sandoval as Captain Pruitt Herrera on

When Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff took the reins of Station 19, Shondaland followers weren’t certain what to anticipate. When Vernoff jumped on the flagship collection, she needed to make the present extra like a romantic comedy. But she went the wrong way with the firefighter spinoff, because the third season was marked with demise. Now, will Station 19 Season Four meet the identical destiny? Here’s what the showrunner needed to say.

‘Station 19’ Season three featured three deaths

Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera and Miguel Sandoval as Captain Pruitt Herrera on 'Station 19' Season 3 walking down the wedding aisle in the courthouse
Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera and Miguel Sandoval as Captain Pruitt Herrera on ‘Station 19’ | Raymond Liu/ABC by way of Getty Images

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Station 19 Season three bid farewell to Rigo Vasquez (Rigo Sanchez), Ryan Tanner (Alberto Frezza), and Captain Pruitt Herrera (Miguel Sandoval). All the deaths all through the season broke hearts throughout the nation. But when talking with Entertainment Weekly about Ryan’s demise, Vernoff defined she needed to push Andy Herrera’s (Jaina Lee Ortiz) character ahead. 

“Watching the first two seasons of the show, I had a strong impulse to put Andy through some darkness and see how she came out the other side,” Vernoff stated on the time. “I felt like I had seen the bright and shiny side of her and I was interested in exploring her dark and twisty side.”

Meanwhile, Ortiz hinted Pruitt’s demise will do the identical, significantly with the reveal about Andy’s very-much-alive mom. 

“The story of Pruitt has not ended, there are still so many questions left unanswered,” Ortiz advised Entertainment Weekly in May. “We kind of have an idea of the kind of person he was and his legacy, but there are so many hidden secrets that we’re finding now.”

She later added, “If everyone thinks Andy’s already been to hell and back they ain’t seen nothing yet. After seeing her mom alive, it may be time for her to check into Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.”

Krista Vernoff reveals what followers can count on from ‘Station 19’ Season 4

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In an interview with TVLine, Vernoff opened up about Station 19 Season Four and confirmed the present will cowl the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But even so, the showrunner recommended the brand new season will probably be “lighter” than the final. 

“There was some real darkness last season — so much death,” Vernoff advised the publication. “This season, the team pulls together and finds a lot of joy despite the heaviness of the world.”

Meanwhile, Vernoff nonetheless has excessive hopes for Andy and her new husband, Robert Sullivan (Boris Kodjoe), regardless of the couple’s challenges all through the third cycle.

“They’ve both been through a hell of a lot,” she stated. “But I’m rooting for them.”

When will the  ‘Station 19’ Season Four premiere be launched on ABC?

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While it’s a aid Station 19 Season Four will ship some much-needed pleasure, followers will simply have to attend and see what the writers have deliberate. But fortunately, it appears we gained’t have to attend too lengthy. 

In September 2020, ABC introduced the Station 19 Season Four premiere will probably be launched on Thursday, Nov. 12, at eight p.m. ET. The season debut may also be a part of a crossover occasion with the two-hour Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 premiere. So put together yourselves, Station 19 followers. It’s going to be an extended evening.

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