Is there another spin-off in the works?
The last episode of Grey’s Anatomy’s 17th season aired on ABC Friday night (May 27), and a lot transpired in the five months the episode covered as the show approaches its season finale and the recently confirmed season 18.
That meant bringing Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo, back to work at the hospital after her COVID struggle. But she’s too tired to complete her regular chores, so what else can she do? Is it possible to do some filing? Working as a janitor for a few months?
No, she’s moved on to a new, although temporary, post as the director of the residency program, where she’ll be encouraging the next generation of healthcare professionals on how to save lives while juggling the drama of a difficult love life.
“Krista and the team are really delving deep and finding out what it looks like,” ABC Signature president Jonnie Davis said of current showrunner Krista Vernoff and creator Shonda Rhimes (who left ABC for Netflix).
“They’re jotting down ideas, and I can’t wait to debut the new season of Grey’s Anatomy once we figure out what it is. We’ll track down the next edition, which will push it forward 18 years.”
Is this plotline more about Meredith getting back on her feet, or is this subplot about the next generation that Meredith is teaching? We’ll have to wait and see.
Season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy airs on ABC in the United States on Sky Witness in the United Kingdom, with select episodes also available on NOW. Seasons 1 through 16 is available to watch on Disney+.