“Grey’s Anatomy”: That is why the coronavirus pandemic is to be treated in season 17

Corona determines all of our lives and in the foreseeable future it will also find its way into after-work arrangements: The pandemic is to be the subject of the 17th season “Grey’s Anatomy”. And the makers have good reasons for that …

The coronavirus pandemic has been determining the daily lives of people all over the world for (at least) four months. Not everyone will want to deal with the pandemic in films and series, but that is exactly what will happen in “Grey’s Anatomy”.

Producer Krista Vernoff explained in an interview with the Academy Of Television Arts, which is responsible for 123Movie Emmys awards

“We will definitely address the pandemic. It cannot be that we are a long-running hospital series and do not take up the medical history of our lives. “

“We will definitely address the pandemic. It cannot be that we are a long-running hospital series and do not take up the medical history of our lives. “

Giving those affected a voice

But there is also another reason why COVID-19 has to play a role in the upcoming season of “Grey’s Anatomy”: to give a voice to the doctors and nurses who have felt the effects of the pandemic up close.

“Doctors come to us every year and tell us their stories,” says Vernoff. “Most of the time, these are her funniest or weirdest stories. But this year it felt more like therapy. “

“The doctors come in and we’re the first people they talk to about the experiences they’ve had. They tremble and try not to cry, they are pale and they talk about it like a war – a war they were not trained for, ”Vernoff explained.

Enter Dr. Hunt

And obviously this is exactly where “Grey’s Anatomy” starts, because with Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) there is a doctor who was actually in the army and may be particularly good at dealing with this type of crisis.

“I feel like our show has an opportunity and a responsibility to tell some of those stories,” Vernoff sums up.

“I feel like our show has an opportunity and a responsibility to tell some of those stories,” Vernoff sums up.

When exactly the 17th season “Grey’s Anatomy” will be broadcast in the USA and when it will come to Germany is not yet clear due to the real pandemic. The shooting could not start due to the catastrophic situation, especially in the USA.