'Grey's Anatomy' on ABC: Who are the new interns in Season 19?
'The new interns will help it keep it new and fresh,' said Ellen Pompeo who won't be seen much in Season 19
'Grey's Anatomy' has its own legacy after being around more than a decade and only inculcating more plot twists in Meredith's life. Sadly, Ellen Pompeo's Meredith Grey won't be around that much this season. As per her words, "new interns", who will be series regulars and are great actors, will be introduced in the show as "it helps keep it new and fresh". Although the veteran actress confirmed that she will be doing the series’ narration as Meredith.
However, interns haven't been series regulars since 2005 when the series first aired and viewers saw Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), Christina Yang (Sandra Oh), Izzie Stevens (Katherin Heigl), Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), and George O'Malley (TR Knight) following around Dr Bailey (Chandra Wilson) like lost puppies in the corridors of Seattle Grace which is now "Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital". Read more to know about the new generation of interns in the medical drama.
According to EW, showrunner Krista Vernoff spoke about how the new interns will spice things up this season in an exclusive interview with the outlet. She said, "We haven't brought in a cast of five series regular interns since the beginning, so this is a big deal and it feels really exciting and it's breathing a lot of new life into the show. It's allowing us to get back to the early model of teaching and learning. To have five series regulars with the talent and resumes that this group brings allows for storytelling focused on what it is to be a brand-new surgeon again and how every mistake that you make could kill someone. Ellen is having minor role in the show this year, and this felt like the right moment to come at it fresh with a bunch of new characters.'
They are introducing Niko Terho, Adelaide Kane, Midori Francis, Harry Shum Jr and Alexis Floyd as the new interns with Schmitt as their resident like Bailey was to the OG cast. Even though Pompeo is only gonna star in eight episodes this season, she confessed to Deadline about her thoughts behind it. She said, "I’ll be back at Grey’s for the finale, and we’ll see if we can keep it going, I’m gonna always be a part of that show – I’m an exec producer on that show, I’ve spent two decades of my career on that show, it’s my heart and soul, and I’ll never truly be gone as long as that show’s on the air.”
The medical drama, 'Grey's Anatomy,' which follows the personal and professional lives of the doctors at Seattle's Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital is coming back with Season 19 on Thursday, October 6, 2022.