Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 is already in the talks just after the 17th season of the show concluded in the previous month. Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the show, focuses on the professional lives and personal lives of the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital staff members, which was earlier known as the Seattle Grace Hospital.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 1 was released way back in 2005, and to date, it has been able to hold a dedicated fan base. In every new season, it brings certain exciting elements in its own way, which helps it in holding its fanbase.
The show now has seventeen seasons to its name. All these seventeen seasons are packed with heartwarming moments and some fun and compelling drama. But there are a few viewers who think whether the show has overstayed its presence on the screens.
We are sure that the dedicated fans and audience of the show will be waiting to know the news about Grey’s Anatomy Season 18. We have brought in some very exciting updates for you. To know about all of them, continue reading the article.
When can we expect Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 to release?
The previous installment of the show, which was the seventeenth season ended on the 3rd of June, 2021. The season aired on the 7th of May, 2021. So we can say that the season lasted for almost a month. ABC has made their announcements which state that Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 will definitely be coming very soon.
The fans will not have to wait for long as it has been announced that the new season will release on the 30th of September, 2021, exclusively on ABC.
The previous season’s production was affected by the ongoing pandemic situation. Season 17 only saw a total of 17 episodes to its name. For Grey’s Anatomy Season 18, we do not know till now about the number of episodes, but we can expect the count to be somewhere between 21-24. The production work started for the new season from August 2021, and currently, it has gained a good pace.
During this year’s March, we saw Krista Vernoff signing a two-year deal about her involvement for Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 and maybe a Season 19 as well.
As the show goes through season after season, the audience feels that the upcoming season might be the last one for the show. There is no confirmation about whether Season 18 will be the last installment of the show.
Whom can we expect to see in this new season of the show?
The show has been running for a very long time. Till now, it has been featuring an amazing set of actors. First, we get to see Ellen Pompeo playing the role of Dr. Meredith Grey; then there is James Pickens Jr. playing the role of Dr. Richard Webber, and Chandra Wilson playing the role of Dr. Miranda Bailey. All three of these actors will be making their return in Grey’s Anatomy Season 18.
A few of the other actors who will also be seen as the members of the main cast are Kevin McKidd as Dr. Owen Hunt, Camilla Luddington as Dr. Jo Wilson, Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd, Kelly McCreary as Dr. Maggie Pierce, Jake Borelli as Dr. Levi Schmitt, Kim Raver as Dr. Teddy Altman, Chris Carmack as Dr. Atticus “Link” Lincoln, Anthony Hill as Dr. Winston Ndugu, and Richard Flood as Dr. Cormac Hayes.
A set of new actors who will be joining in in Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 are Jaicy Elliot as Dr. Taryn Helm, Peter Gallagher as Dr. Alan Hamilton, and Alex Landi as Dr. Nico Kim. The role of Meredith’s mother, Dr. Ellis Grey, will be taken in by the guest star Kate Burton.
Two actors- Giacomo Gianniotti as Dr. Andrew DeLuca, and Jesse Williams as Dr. Jackson Avery– will not come back in the new season. Greg Germann as Tom Koraci has also decided to step down from the bench of the show’s main actors. However, he is expected to be seen at times during the show.
What will be the plot of the new season of the show?
When the Season 17 of the show ended, we saw that Meredith gets up from her coma and slowly starts recovering. Maggie and Winston also decide to get married to each other. Link also proposes to Amelia, but she rejects his proposal.
We also see Jo selling her shares of the hospital to Koracick, and with that money, she purchases a penthouse, which belonged to Jackson. She then steadily finishes off Luna’s adoption and moves in with her to the penthouse.
In Grey’s Anatomy Season 18, we will see the building up of the relationship between Hayes and Meredith. She will insist on returning to the forefront quickly, but the doctors will not allow her to do it.
The hospital staff and all the other members have been vaccinated, which is sure to give them some protection from the virus. However, the fight against the deadly Coronavirus will be showcased in this new season as well.
Teddy was very sad about Andrew’s death, but we might finally get to see him get over his death in this new season. It will also be very exciting to see how Meredith adapts herself to Jackson’s absence. In Grey’s Anatomy Season 18, some light will be shed on Dr. Alan Hamilton’s (Meredith’s mother’s old friend) role in her life.
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