After running smoothly for 16 seasons, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ will return with another season depicting the current pandemic that we are undergoing. This series has successfully kept us entertained by telling us stories that are picked up from almost real-life situations. Season 17 is supposed to see a big-time jump as it will encapsulate a different story from the perspective of doctors.
The upcoming season’s update was given by the famous actor Giacomo Gianniotti who plays the role of Alex Chambers in the show. According to him, the next season will feature Covid-19 based plot structure. As with every season, Season16 of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ too ended on an abrupt note. The viewers always were not satisfied with its ending and definitely wanted more drama.
Whenever the production for season 17 begins, it will showcase how effectively doctors handled this ongoing virus situation. The producer of the series, Kista Vernoff once reported how the productions were attempting to interview the medical professionals as much as possible. As per them, this will be very efficient in order to bring the element of realism into a showcase.
As we all know the season 16, episode 21 surprisingly became a not intended conclusion to the season. Previously promised four episodes to season 16, was actually about Meredith Grey and DeLuca and the repercussions that they face. But the pandemic did not attack one but all leaving the episodes not to be broadcasted. However, Ellen Pompeo who plays the role of Meredith Grey in the series promised us that the following season will ensure further character developments around the character of Meredith.
The center of attraction of the season coming forth will however be the doctor’s head-on approach in order to deal with Covid-19. It will put into display how the pandemic which has created a ruckus, tests the skills of the medics in the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
How long will the gap for Season 17?
In an interview with EW, Gianniotti confirmed that the time-lapse will be of a month and a half. This will push us right into the middle of the pandemic situation. With the prime focus around the virus, the unjustified plot structures will be answered via flashbacks. He himself has not received the official script from the show. The showrunners are still putting into consideration the various possible narrations to the story further. Gianniotti was expecting the shooting of Season 17 to resume in the month of September. Previously the show has discussed taboo issues such as transgender rights, domestic abuse, and even healthcare of women of color. This leads us to the possibility of it depicting the same about the ‘Black Lives Matter Movement’. Are you eagerly awaiting the next season?