Grey’s Anatomy is one of the very few long-running shows which have over the course of 17 years picked up exceptional storylines and a great fandom too! With 400 episodes and 2 spin-offs under its belt, fans were worried whether the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital will return for Grey’s Anatomy Season 18. The last episode of the 17th installment aired on 3rd June and surprisingly the show got renewed for the 18th season! But when will it be released? And most importantly are anycast members leaving the show?
Grey’s Anatomy will return to ABC in September of 2021. Perhaps this is the only show of which production did not get stopped due to the pandemic. Why? You’ll find out later in the article!
Fans are already eager to know what Krista Vernoff has planned for the 18th installment. In the 17th installment, Meredith almost had a near-death experience and if she would have succumbed to her illness then there won’t be any 18th season, because of her titular role. But as she stays as the protagonist, sadly other characters have departed the show due to several other reasons. So, this leads us to the next mystery; who will feature in Grey’s Anatomy Season 18?
The ratings of the franchise have never been constant so this factor is useless in determining the renewal of the show. This is one of the main reasons why the show has 18 seasons! Now without any further delay let’s discuss the upcoming season’s new cast members, possible plot, and even the trailer!
Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 will premiere on 30th September 2021! So, don’t forget to clear the day on your calendar.
Grey’s Anatomy was one of the very few shows who resumed their production in the middle of the pandemic. Because the cast already takes a lot of precautionary measures due to the filming in hospital. Moreover, the showrunners saw this Covid-19 situation as the perfect way to spread awareness about the virus and in turn, increase their viewership.
We are not sure whether the 18th season will be the last one ever. Because the spin-off “Station 19” is already doing pretty well along with the main show Grey’s Anatomy so there is no special reason to discontinue it. But if there is no storyline or if the show’s ratings drop drastically then yes this will be the last season. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves!
Obviously, Ellen Pompeo will yet again return as the main character, Meredith Gray. Without her the show is nothing! Other old characters who will be returning for Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 include; Dr. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver), Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), and Dr. Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington).
Chandra Wilson (as Dr. Miranda Bailey) and James Pickens Jr. (as Dr. Richard Webber) will also feature in the 18th installment! Their contract renewal is the main reason behind the production of the 18th season.
Sadly, some characters have departed the show. So, don’t expect to see Dr. Jackson Avery (Jesse Willaims) and Dr. Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) in the upcoming season. In the 17th season, many of the dead characters returned due to Meredith’s hallucinations. So, we are hoping for some more emotional cameo scenes in Grey’s Anatomy Season 17!
The 17th season focused on how the frontline doctors who were battling the covid-19 situation. It was very mentally taxing for Dr. Bailey to see her mother die from the disease and Meredith herself suffers due to the deadly virus.
Grey’s Anatomy will most likely focus on the consequences of this virus. That is how the doctors will cope up with the damage that the virus has caused. The writers have provided us with exceptional content in every season and we are hoping that this time too, they will keep up with the intense storyline.
Meredith couldn’t act that much in the 17th installment as she was bed-ridden for most of the part. But season 18 will mark her healthy comeback to the show. Meredith might finally get her romantic scenes with Cormac. So, that is already a bit too much to digest!
This is all that we can say about the storyline for the 18th season because the showrunners have not disclosed the official plot synopsis of the upcoming season yet. Rest assured, whenever they will reveal it we’ll update this site at the earliest. So, bookmark this page!
Unfortunately, there is no trailer for the 18th season yet. But we will soon get one because the upcoming season is scheduled for its release in September of 2021. So, we are not that far away from the footage!