Whether “Grey’s Anatomy” will get another season with Ellen Pompeo or maybe even be canceled has been the big question in recent months. But it goes on!
Corona has made the longest-running hospital series ever very difficult. The consequences had to be reduced and there were repeated breaks and severe restrictions on the shooting. The 17th season did not start in September, as usual, but was delayed until November 2020. Recently, there have been several occasions that at least left doubts as to whether we can still expect season 18. We may.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 18: ABC Announces Extension.
As fans of the series are sure to know, Ellen Pompeo’s contracts expire for the 17th season and had to be renewed for a sequel. The actress has already indicated in interviews that she is considering leaving, but has never really been clear about when it could take place. In fact, her role is so closely tied to the show’s success that her exit would likely mark the show’s end as well. All the better to find out now that she has signed for another season. Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. have also officially confirmed their 18th season.
Showrunner plans two possible endings.
Then the pandemic came and made work very difficult for everyone involved. Recently, showrunner Krista Vernoff said something in an interview with Hollywood Reporter that made fans catch their breath for a moment. Because she explained that for the end of the 17th season she had to work with two concepts. First, she designs a finale that could end the entire series, and secondly, a season finale if another season is commissioned, which is the case now. In this interview, she also complains that the creative work on the series is extremely difficult under Corona.