I rumors sullo spin-off di Grey’s Anatomy si fanno sempre più insistenti: cosa sappiamo e come potrebbe essere
Veronica Nicosia Giornalista scientifico
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La serie televisiva Grey’s Anatomy è stata rinnovata per la 18° stagione dalla ABC e già ha dato vita a due spin-off di successo: Private Practice, durato sei stagioni, e Station 19, tutt’ora in produzione. A third spin-off could be coming from the universe born from the imagination of Shonda Rhimes and brought to TV by showrunner Krista Vernoff.
The goal of ABC is clear: to keep alive the successful medical drama as long as possible, since 17 years after the first episode the TV series still keeps viewers glued to the screen. It's hard not to be won over by the story of Dr. Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo, and her friends and co-stars who accompany her season after season. The rumors of a new spin-off now are becoming more and more insistent and Jonnie Davis, president of ABC Signature that produces the TV series, does not confirm but also denies the rumors. A sign that something, in addition to the 18th season of Grey's Anatomy, is moving.
Grey's Anatomy: what we know about the spin-off
In 2007 began the six seasons of Private Practice, which follows the life in Los Angeles of Dr. Addison Montgomery, former wife of Dr. Strangelove Derek Shepherd, played by Patrick Dempsey. Instead, in 2018 began Station 19, focused on the lives of the men and women of Seattle's Barracks 19, which is still ongoing with the fourth season and where there is no shortage of crosses with the parent series.
The next Grey's Anatomy spin-off, therefore, would be the third for the television series. At the moment, there seem to be two possibilities for the favored spin-off. One could go the way of Private Practice and launch a new medical drama set in Boston that would follow the stories of Jackson Avery and Tom Koracick, played by Jesse Williams and Greg Germann. The two characters bid farewell to Seattle to move to the East Coast of the U.S. and work with the Avery Foundation to fight for a health care system available even to those who can't afford treatment. Alternatively, it could be a new drama set in Seattle, tracing the events of Station 19.
Davis, who hasn't confirmed the project, nonetheless commented in an interview, "It doesn't have to be just for business reasons, there has to be the right idea for the moment as well." After all, successful ideas have never been lacking, neither to creator Shonda Rhimes, nor to showrunner Vernoff. Although, in a later interview, she stressed that ABC is currently 100% committed to season 18 of Grey's Anatomy.
Grey's Anatomy: ABC bets on season 18
Talking about Grey's Anatomy's 18th season, Davis commented, "Vernoff and his team are digging deep and coming up with some ideas. I look forward, as soon as they come up with something concrete, to introducing the new phase of Grey's Anatomy." Also on the team is Ellen Pompeo, who went from star to co-producer of the medical drama.
Launching a new season isn't easy, but Davis adds, "We'll come up with ideas that will carry the series into the next 18 years. We're working on it. And there are no better brains than Krista's and Shonda's to figure out what path to take."