What is the potential release date for the next season? Here is everything we know so far about Grey’s Anatomy Season 20.
After 19 amazing seasons of nonstop drama, romance, and life-saving surgeries, the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital have earned a place in our hearts. The fans have also seen their ups and downs throughout the seasons, which makes one wonder: What’s next for our favorite doctors? As we are certain the fandom wants the show to live up to expectations!
Especially after how the 19th season ended with a major cliffhanger that has been lingering over our minds for weeks, making the fans speculate if there’s any hope for the show’s return in June 2023 or not. If you have the same questions, then you’ve reached the right place to get all the answers!
We have compiled a list of all the recent updates relating to the Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 release date right here.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Release Date Prediction: When will it premiere?
If you recall, the show was officially renewed for a twentieth season back on March 24, 2023, for the 2023–24 broadcast season, which was an exciting update for the fans who were eagerly awaiting any confirmation. But sadly, it seems like the surprises were short-lived due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, which started a few weeks ago.
Many reports confirm that the writing for the upcoming season has not started, which is quite unfortunate when we consider the fact that filming usually begins by the summer if the network is aiming for its release later this year. So, if we look at the current status, one thing is pretty much clear: the network might be considering some crucial changes behind the scenes for its fall schedule.
Hence, providing any updates for its release in June is quite impossible! We assume that the ongoing writer’s strike can lead to a major delay in production, eventually forcing the creators to set the release window for 2024 if the situation isn’t resolved soon. Of course, this is simply our opinion that the creators may take the late completion of the scripts into account and consider the best plan without any unnecessary hurdles in the future.
In conclusion, we request the fans to be patient and keep a close eye on the social media platforms to get all the details on the potential release date, which will eventually be acknowledged.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 20: What to expect in the new season?
Though it is far too early to predict future storylines, the new season is likely to maintain the show’s core, which elaborated on the personal and professional lives of the doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
The plot from the 19th season’s concluding episode is anticipated to continue in the upcoming season. the plot of the final, “Happily Ever After?” which followed Nick and Meredith opening their hearts to each other. Bailey gets the recognition she deserves, and Link and Jo share an affectionate moment while Teddy’s life hangs by a thread.
Additionally, the news of the season renewal comes after Kim Raver told Entertainment Tonight, “Let’s keep on going” and that “we would all love season 20.” “There feels something very momentous about season 20,” she added. Raver also said she doesn’t believe it’s time yet for Grey’s to close up shop:
“I don’t feel that way. I just feel like there’s [something] inherently in Grey’s Anatomy and the amazing way to tell human stories and I feel like that just can keep going. We have all these new, young interns and there are so many stories to be told with them and I love them in contrast with the attendings.” Further adding, “I think its longevity can keep going because the stories are ever-evolving.”
The show is created and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Krista Vernoff, Debbie Allen, Zoanne Clack, and Meg Marinis are executive producers. “Grey’s Anatomy” is produced by ABC Signature, which is a part of Disney Television Studios.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Frequently Asked Questions
Has Meredith Grey left Grey’s Anatomy?
Sadly, Meredith Grey, who is played by Ellen Pompeo, has departed from the show, but she could return in the next season as Pompeo is still an executive producer and provides the narration at the start and finish of each episode. Recently, the actress has hinted that she might not be done portraying Meredith Grey, and the showrunner might make it more likely that she would return in Season 20, which will be confirmed later.
Has Kelly McCreary left Grey’s Anatomy?
Yes! This is the first season since season 11 not to feature Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce after her departure during the previous season.
She announced her departure by stating: “After nine seasons, I am saying goodbye to Maggie Pierce and her Grey Sloan family. It has been a tremendous honor to be a part of such a legendary television institution as Grey’s Anatomy. Playing Maggie Pierce has been one of the true joys of my life and I leave with profound gratitude for every step of this journey. I am excited about this next chapter, and what the future holds.”
Which main cast members will return in Grey’s Anatomy Season 20?
The main cast members who are expected to return are as follows: Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber, Kevin McKidd as Dr. Owen Hunt, Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as Dr. Jo Wilson, and Kim Raver as Dr. Teddy Altman, among other recurring cast members.
Which five new characters are speculated to return in Grey’s Anatomy Season 20?
The five new main characters, played by Harry Shum Jr., Adelaide Kane, Alexis Floyd, Niko Terho, and Midori Francis, have gotten positive reviews from the fans, and it is anticipated that they will return in the new season.
Who is the new showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy Season 20?
Meg Marinis will serve as the showrunner, taking over from Krista Vernoff, who left the show at the end of the nineteenth season.
How many episodes will be there in Grey’s Anatomy Season 20?
The next season is expected to have about 20 episodes with a runtime of 43 to 53 minutes, which are expected to air on a weekly basis. It is intended to follow the same count to maintain the story’s flow. We’d also like to point out that the titles and synopsis have not been released. These details will be revealed once the release date draws closer to avoid any leaking of the plotlines.
Is Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 the last season?
As of now, the 20th season has not been designated as the final season of the American medical drama television series. So, there is a chance that the series will be renewed for an additional season, which will be confirmed later.
Where to watch Grey’s Anatomy Season 20?
When released, you can watch Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 on ABC, and it will thereafter be streamed on the ABC website once the episode airs on the television broadcast. The episodes are also available to watch on demand and on Hulu the day after they air. All previous seasons are currently available on FuboTV and Netflix. The series is also available for rent or purchase depending on the viewer’s region on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu, with a variety of membership plans to select from also based on location.
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