The doctors at Grey Sloan memorial will tackle Covid-19 in new season of Grey's Anatomy

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Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey in 'Grey's Anatomy.'
Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey in 'Grey's Anatomy.'
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  • The Covid-19 pandemic will feature in the upcoming 17th season of Grey's Anatomy.
  • Executive producer Krista Vernoff said: "There's no way to be a long-running medical show and not do the medical story of our lifetimes."
  • The 16th season of the show was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.


If there's one thing we know about the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial is that they can face anything that is put in their way.

Meredith and the rest of the doctors will have their work cut out for them as season 17 of the long running medical show will see them tackle Covid-19.

During a panel interview on Quaranstreaming: Comfort TV That Keeps Us Going hosted by the Television Academy, executive producer Krista Vernoff revealed that Grey's Anatomy will address the pandemic, reports Entertainment Weekly.

"There's no way to be a long-running medical show and not do the medical story of our lifetimes."

She added that the writers of the show are meeting with real-life doctors who have shared their stories.

"Every year, we have doctors come and tell us their stories, and usually they're telling their funniest or craziest stories. This year, it has felt more like therapy.

"The doctors come in, and we're the first people they're talking to about these types of experiences they're having. They are literally shaking and trying not to cry, they're pale, and they're talking about it as war — a war that they were not trained for," said Krista.

Filming of season 17 has not yet begun due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 16th season of the show was cut short after production was stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The series is one of the shows that donated their equipment, including masks, gowns and gloves, to emergency workers tackling the coronavirus pandemic.


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