We need more medical drama - stat.
'Grey's Anatomy' season 17 is expected to begin production later this month, according to reports. Variety has received word that the first two episodes of the famed medical drama could begin filming as early as next week.
Earlier this year, the sixteenth series of the show was cut short due to safety concerns back in March. It seems that production won't be returning to film the remaining episodes in Los Angeles, and will instead continue with the latest season.
Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital will see a major shift in its storyline this time around, as COVID-19 will be a major feature in what is to come. Screenwriter and showrunner Krista Vernoff said in a recent interview with People: "We're going to address this pandemic for sure. There’s no way to be a long-running medical show and not do the medical story of our lifetimes."
Giacomo Gianniotti, who plays Dr. Andrew DeLuca, also provided more information on what fans can expect in future episodes.
During August, star of the series Ellen Pompeo replied to a fan who asked when production would once again pick up. The actress replied, saying: "The plan is to start in a few weeks but don’t have an exact start date but (executive producer Debbie Allen) is prepping!"
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) August 5, 2020
No air date has been announced for 'Grey's Anatomy' season 17 yet, with the medical drama remaining off of ABC's upcoming autumn schedule.