The decision has been made: there is an 18th season of “Grey’s Anatomy”. But fans should still prepare for a possible end to the series.
For a long time, it was unclear whether “Grey’s Anatomy” would end after the current 17th season or not. The makers around creator Shonda Rhimes have made an extension of leading actress Ellen Pompeo (Meredith) dependent. If she hadn’t renewed her contract, the series might have ended. Now there is positive news: the American broadcaster ABC definitely wants to shoot an 18th season of the popular doctor series. Nevertheless, the audience should be prepared for the fact that “Grey’s Anatomy” will soon be over.
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“Grey’s Anatomy”: There will be the 18th season – these actors are there.
Several months ago, Ellen Pompeo mentioned in interviews that she did not know how it would go with “Grey’s Anatomy”. She herself seemed to be thinking about leaving the show behind. Obviously, however, she made a different decision. Magazine, among others, she has extended her contract for an 18th season. Her example was followed by Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey) and James Pickens Jr. (Dr. Richard Webber). The three actors have been part of the series since the first season. Accordingly, it should have been particularly important for the creators to convince the actors about new seasons. After the 17th season, however, the fans have to get away from Giacomo Gianniotti (Dr. Andrew DeLuca) and say goodbye to Jesse Williams (Dr. Jackson Avery).
The “Grey’s Anatomy” spin-off “Seattle Firefighters” has also been extended for a fifth season, continues. Fans can therefore expect both series to run regularly on ProSieben in spring 2022.
“Grey’s Anatomy”: That’s why the series could end after the 18th season.
The discussions about a final 17th season have already shown that the makers are considering an early series end. It is not known whether the 18th season will be the last. It is also unclear for how many seasons Ellen Pompeo extended her contract. If she just wants to be in front of the camera for another season, the doctor series could end next year. Fans should definitely keep this possibility in mind.