Grey’s Anatomy season 18 release date: When will it air?
Seasons 2-16 have all aired in September in the US (the UK premiere date always follows several months later due to licensing restraints), with 17 pushed to November (for understandable global reasons – covered on the show itself).
But whether the show will arrive this winter in the States, or early 2022, remains to be seen.
Grey’s Anatomy season 18 cast: Who’ll be in it?
We’d expect to see all of the following return for season 18:
Ellen Pompeo (Dr Meredith Grey), Chandra Wilson (Dr Miranda Bailey), James Pickens Jr (Dr Richard Webber), Kevin McKidd (Dr Owen Hunt), Caterina Scorsone (Dr Amelia Shepherd), Camilla Luddington (Dr Jo Wilson), Kelly McCreary (Dr Maggie Pierce), Kim Raver (Dr Teddy Altman), Jake Borelli (Dr Levi Schmitt), Chris Carmack (Dr Atticus “Link” Lincoln), Anthony Hill (Dr Winston Ndugu) and Richard Flood (Dr Cormac Hayes).
But Giacomo Gianniotti will not return after his character Dr Andrew DeLuca was stabbed and died of his injuries.
“When I heard that it wasn’t anything to do with that [his mental health and his bipolar diagnosis] and he was to be murdered by a sex trafficker – and that it was an opportunity to recall a storyline that got a lot of buzz from last season and shed a light on an issue that is very important – I think it all made sense,I just saw that were could tell this story and highlight an issue that should be highlighted.”
And both Jesse Williams and Greg Germann also departed, with Dr Jackson Avery and Dr Tom Koracick leaving to join the Catherine Fox Foundation in Boston.
“Greg Germann is a comic genius and we are so lucky that he brought his talents to our show these last few years,” said Vernoff. “We will miss Greg terribly in the day to day – but we plan to see Tom Koracick again [as a guest star].”
Grey’s Anatomy season 18 plot: What will it be about?
To be honest, you could make an entire show about the drama behind the scenes this year – but that would probably be a little bit too meta.
Season 18 is on the table, but whether it will be the final outing remains to be seen.
“I’ve told [ABC] that I have to know before I’m making the finale what we’re making,” said Vernoff. “Because there are a couple of character threads that will change. I’ve got plans for both contingencies. Either there will be closure or I will build something in that allows me to have a bit of a cliffhanger and a thread for next season.”
As soon as we – and Vernoff – know the future of the show, we’ll update you, so do keep this page bookmarked for all the latest news and scoops.
Grey’s Anatomy season 18 trailer: When will we see it?
Not for a while! We’re looking at late 2021 at the very earliest for our first gawp at the season 18 footage, but you can be certain we’ll inject it straight into this feature as soon as it does land.
Blog by Julez for Styles Rebel Radio