Grey’s Anatomy Season 18: Release date and what to expect for season 18?

Grey’s Anatomy has always been “The Show”. With an interesting cast and plot, the series never failed to entertain the viewers!

“Grey’s Anatomy continues to be a ratings juggernaut,” said Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals, during Disney’s pre-upfront press briefing (via Deadline).

The fans loved season 17. I thought Grey’s Anatomy did a really incredible job this year telling the stories of all the frontline heroes who are fighting the good fight [against] COVID. We will take Grey’s Anatomy for as long as we can.”

Here’s everything about Grey’s Anatomy season 18!

Grey’s Anatomy season 18 renewal status: Will it be renewed or cancelled?

It’s official: Grey’s Anatomy season 18 is all systems go! The makers have announced the renewal of season 18, which is hardly surprising, given how many viewers it pulls in, time and again!

Grey’s Anatomy season 18 release date: When will it air?

Grey’s Anatomy season 18 will premiere on ABC in the US on Thursday, September 30. The UK premiere date always follows several months later due to licensing restrictions.

Grey’s Anatomy season 18 cast: Who’ll be in it?

Kate Walsh will be reprising her role of Dr Addison Forbes Montgomery. She was a central player in seasons two and three, before leaving to star in spin-off Private Practice. Addison last appeared in Grey’s back in 2012.

“Dr Addison Montgomery is coming back to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, and I’m so excited to be home again joining Shonda [Rhimes], Ellen [Pompeo], and the rest of the incredible cast,” she said (via Instagram).

Kate Burton is also returning as Meredith’s late mother Dr Ellis Grey for “multiple episodes”, and Peter Gallagher (The OC) will feature as new character Dr Alan Hamilton, who knew Ellis.

The rest of Grey’s Anatomy season 18 cast might include: 

  • Ellen Pompeo (Dr Meredith Grey), 
  • Chandra Wilson (Dr Miranda Bailey), 
  • James Pickens Jr (Dr Richard Webber), 
  • Kevin McKidd (Dr Owen Hunt),
  • Caterina Scorsone (Dr Amelia Shepherd), 
  • Camilla Luddington (Dr Jo Wilson), 
  • Kelly McCreary (Dr Maggie Pierce), 
  • Kim Raver (Dr Teddy Altman), 
  • Jake Borelli (Dr Levi Schmitt),
  • Chris Carmack (Dr Atticus “Link” Lincoln), 
  • Anthony Hill (Dr Winston Ndugu), and 
  • Richard Flood (Dr Cormac Hayes).

Giacomo Gianniotti will not return after his character Dr Andrew DeLuca was stabbed and died of his injuries.

“When I heard that it wasn’t anything to do with that [his mental health and his bipolar diagnosis] and he was to be murdered by a sex trafficker – and that it was an opportunity to recall a storyline that got a lot of buzz from last season and shed a light on an issue that is very important – I think it all made sense,” he told Digital Spy.

“I just saw that we could tell this story and highlight an issue that should be highlighted.”

And both Jesse Williams and Greg Germann also departed, with Dr Jackson Avery and Dr Tom Koracick leaving to join the Catherine Fox Foundation in Boston.

“Greg Germann is a comic genius and we are so lucky that he brought his talents to our show these last few years,” said Vernoff. “We will miss Greg terribly day to day – but we plan to see Tom Koracick again [as a guest star].” (via Deadline).

Grey’s Anatomy season 18: Any possibility of a spin-off series?

Fans started speculating that a spinoff is on the cards, but Davis later refuted that: “There are no conversations about a spinoff of Grey’s Anatomy at this time. We are 100% focused on producing season 18, with the incredible Krista Vernoff at the helm, and the amazing Ellen Pompeo leading our ensemble and co-executive producing. As the leader of ABC Signature, I meant only to convey my support and optimism for Shonda’s brilliant creation.”

Grey’s Anatomy season 18 trailer: When will we see it?

Grey’s Anatomy season 18 trailer is already out and it’s as dramatic as anyone could imagine. Hit on the YouTube app and enjoy the trailer!

Grey’s Anatomy season 18: Where to watch?

Watch the series on Amazon Prime.

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