A new “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff has been ordered by ABC and will be centered on the life of firefighters working at a Seattle firehouse. The upcoming spinoff’s order will ensure that a series will immediately be created and will be set on from an episode of the original.
According to ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey, the “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff will be aired in the 207-2018 season, as noted by TV Guide. Speaking at the recently-concluded Upfronts presentation, Dungey opened up about series creator Shonda Rhimes being highly capable of pushing the new series forward. She is expected to easily put on momentum to the storylines as the firefighters perform their duties while struggling to maintain balance with their personal lives.
Aside from Shonda Rhimes, Stacy McKee will also helm the “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff; Betsy Beers will be onboard as show’s executive producer. The title of the upcoming spinoff is yet to be announced, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
Meanwhile, the “Grey’s Anatomy” season 13 finale titled “Ring of Fire” aired on Thursday, showing the consequences of last week’s horrifying explosion. It left audiences wondering whether Dr. Stephanie Edwards (Jerrika Hinton) survived after attempting to stop the blast but being thrown out herself.
Stephanie did survive the explosion but the near-death experience was deeply traumatic that she decided to follow another path and bid goodbye to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. The end of Stephanie’s story marked Hinton’s final stint as a series regular on “Grey’s Anatomy.”
“I spent my whole life in hospitals, my whole life. I need to travel and hike and breathe,” Stephanie says to Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.), while she was having her burns cared for by Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) the day after the huge explosion. “I want to breathe it all in, away from the monitors and the blood and the sterile counts and away from saving other people’s lives -- I want my own. This time, I live my own.” Although Stephanie was not a lead character on “Grey’s Anatomy,” it is expected that her presence will be missed by fans.
Meanwhile, Owen Hunt’s (Kevin McKidd) sister, Megan (Bridge Regan), has arrived and has caused quite a stir. Owen could not quite believe that his sister is alive and is coming back to Seattle. He and Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) watched on as Megan was put on a gurney and transported through a helicopter in to Washington.
Megan’s former beau, Nathan Riggs (Martin Henderson), learned from Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) that his ex-girlfriend was alive; he excitedly drove off to the medical center to check things out for himself.
A new love triangle is also set to simmer between Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary), Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams), and April Kepner (Sarah Drew). Following an argument between Maggie and Jackson, April turned to McCreary’s character and dropped her observation.
“Jackson, he likes you. He has feelings for you,” April tells Maggie about her ex-husband.
“No, he doesn’t. Why would you even…?” a stunned April responded.
“Because I have a feeling you like him, so why don’t you just tell him?” April answered back.
The “Grey's Anatomy” season 14 premiere has been set for fall on ABC.