Grey’s Anatomy fans received some great news on Wednesday as the lovable group from Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital will soon be back to work. Variety learned that production on Season 17 would resume this month, with the first two episodes potentially being filmed next week in Los Angeles.
The news comes as a breath of fresh air as fans saw the 16th season come to an abrupt stop as the coronavirus pandemic forced production to shut down with four episodes to go. The last episode was seen in April, with the 21st installment serving as the de-facto season finale. When the new season begins filming, it will pick up right where fans were left and likely will tie in the plans for those last four episodes into the new season. Also expected to be included in the upcoming season is the show tackling COVID-19. Krista Vernoff, the showrunner, discussed at a TV Academy panel that the series “has a responsibility” to portray a real-look at what front-line workers have experienced in 2020. It remains unknown when the season premiere will air, though providing some insight is ABC’s recently-released fall schedule, which typically has Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday nights, was not included.
With filming right around the corner, fans of the show were exuberant on social media. As Hollywood came to a sudden halt, new television has been far and few between, so the optimism is through the roof as viewers are eager to see their favorite show back up and running.
Yass, finally 😩😩September 2, 2020
The only good thing about fall starting is that the new seasons of Grey’s Anatomy & This is Us will start up again.— T 🇵🇷 (@tcotto97) September 2, 2020
Yayeeeee because the way season 16 ended was 👎🏽 https://t.co/6ZJIixPqIJ— Kae (@KaeJayy) September 2, 2020
Grey’s stays filming their new seasons on/around my birthday every year, because they love me just as much as I love them— Cecily (@TexasTrashbag) September 2, 2020
Are you excited for the Grey's Anatomy recordings and this new season? I'm ready to see it 🤩— isaa (@isamelhorinx) September 2, 2020
I'm looking forward to seeing the stories that come out of the pandemic backdrop this season. https://t.co/sfyUwPyRbI— Sara (@Jathon_Stasham) September 2, 2020