The filming of Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 is going to be resumed in this fall, and according to Variety, the filming of the seventeenth part of the series is going to be resumed in the month of September. The filming of the first two episodes of the seventeenth season could begin in Los Angeles as early as next week. Apart from this show, several other shows have also received the green light to resume productions including The Good Doctor, A Million Little Things, and Big Sky.
Although it is confirmed that the production of the seventeenth season of the series is going to be resumed soon, it is still not clear when will the series is going to be premiered. According to the recently released fall schedule of ABC, unscripted programming such as The Bachelorette and Dancing With The Stars are largely featured, and Grey’s Anatomy is not included in the list.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Details
The production of the series was halted in the month of March along with several other television programs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Also, the halting of the production due to COVID-19 was the prime reason of the shortage of four episodes in season 16. The series had to wrap up its production on the 21st episode of the sixteenth season, which aired in April. It also served as the de-facto finale of the season when the production shut down.
At that time, Krista Vernoff, the showrunner of the show, issued a memo along with Debbie Allen and James Williams, the executive producers of the series. The memo was issued to the cast and crew members of the series, and it said that the production of the series had been halted keeping in mind the safety and health assurance of everyone. It said that we are going home now and this break will be of at least two weeks, and we will be waiting to see how this coronavirus situation evolves. This decision of halting the production was made to follow the guidelines issued by the government and for the safety of the members.
Also, Grey’s Anatomy will be addressing the coronavirus pandemic in its upcoming season of the series. It has been confirmed by Vernoff during a recent television academy panel. She said that there is no way that a long-running medical show does not address the medical story of the members’ lifetimes.