“Excuse me, I’m afraid things have escalated.”
It’s true! The anticipation for the seventh installment of Station 19 Season 7 has reached its zenith, and viewers are clinging to the hope of receiving any updates amidst bleak times such as this. The unprecedented fame that Station 19 has garnered ever since its inception in 2018 can be attributed to its riveting and ever-evolving plotlines, as well as the fact that its a spinoff from America’s all-time superhit medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy, which is currently running its impending 20th Season!
The show has been able to average approximately 8.3 million people who have watched an average of 35 days of ABC’s “Station 19″ across traditional and digital platforms. After 35 days of multiplatform viewing, “Station 19″ increases by 294% above its initial Live+Same Day rating in Adults 18-49, virtually quadrupling it.
The spellbinding storylines and the relationship trajectories have got the viewers hooked, so much so that they are being plagued by questions about the current status of Season 7 and its anticipated release date. If you are wondering the same, you have come to the right place. We at Web News Observer have brand new updates on the production status of Station 19 Season 7 and its expected release date. So continue reading!
Station 19 Season 7: When was it renewed?
After the Season 6 finale of Station 19 left us on a tumultuous cliffhanger, the fandom already knew that a new season was underway. This is because the series finale aired on May 18, 2023. ABC revived Station 19 for Season 7 in April 2023, already ahead of the Season 6 finale. So when the fandom was left on the cusp of a nail-biting final scene, they had some solace in knowing that Season 7 would answer their questions soon enough.
Post the Season 7 announcement in April 2023; fans have been grappling over the inception date of Season 7, mostly because they wanted to know the aftermath following the cliffhanger from Season 6 and ponder over the developments that were to follow in the upcoming season. So, when is the expected release date for Station 19 Season 7? Let’s find out!
Check out the renewal announcement for Station 19 Season 7 in this Twitter post:
— Station 19 (@Station19) April 20, 2023
Station 19 Season 7: Expected Release Date
After its renewal, reliable network reports stated that they were expecting a fall 2023 release! However, following the renewal announcement in April 2023, May 2023 witnessed the onslaught of the gravest writer’s protest in the form of the WGA union. Amidst the protest, several competing networks updated their fall broadcast schedules in anticipation of the dissipation of the strikes within the next month.
However, in July, the actors union SAG-AFTRA also joined in the protest for their wage rights and better protection against the hindsight of Artificial Intelligence. The last time such a large-scale strike sent Hollywood productions into an indefinite hiatus was 63 whole years ago! We are currently in the third month of this double-strike situation, and there are no hopes for any reconciliation through negotiations.
In a recent meeting held for the first time in more than three months, the Writers Guild and the AMPTP on Friday failed to reach an agreement to resume contract negotiations. Their inability to agree on terms for returning to the bargaining table comes after their much-anticipated meeting to discuss a possible resumption of talks.
“As of now, there is no agreement on these items, because the AMPTP said they needed to consult with their member studios before moving forward,” the union said in a statement last Friday.
The situation for a fall 2023 release seems bleak. However, we can make a calculated guess on an expected date for the release of Station 19 Season 7, taking into account the lingering strike situation. In a situation where negotiations are met within the next two months or so, we can expect production to begin by the end of this year and result in a mid-2024 release.
Peter Paige confirmed this estimation on social media, writing in early June, “You likely won’t know what happens until 2024 unless the studios make a deal with the Writers Guild.”
As for their promise for a 2023 fall release, just like its competitor networks such as CBS and NBC, ABC will likely broadcast reruns on the official network channel to keep the audience interested in the series. This might be the ideal situation for the viewers to refresh their memories with the earlier episodes of this stellar series in case you missed out on some quintessential plotlines.
Until then, we urge the fandom to keep a close eye on the social media accounts of Station 19 since they are consistent in uploading information almost immediately. Additionally, you can turn on your post notifications to Web News Observer because we place updates here on a regular basis, so it is impossible to miss out on any!
Station 19 Season 7: When Will Filming Begin?
As stated above, the ABC network had earlier promised a 2023 fall release, but it looks like a tornado has put a bumper on their plans. For a fall release, by a rule of thumb, filming needs to be conducted in the summer. However, within a month of the season renewal announcement, the strike broke out. This means that the writers did not have enough time to finish the scripts before they went into strike mode. Additionally, the actors followed in the coming month, resulting in an indefinite hiatus of the production for Station 19 Season 7.
Currently, it seems like the double strike is not set to simmer down within this month or the next. However, drawing on the possibility of negotiation within the next two months, we can expect filming to begin by the end of 2023. Mind you, this is only an estimation based on a possibility.
So until proven, we urge viewers to be patient and not to get their hopes up!
Until then, keep a close eye on Web News Observer as well as the official social media handles of Station 19 and the ABC network for any scrapes of updates that might come along the way.
Station 19 Season 7: Expected Plot Line
We are certain that Station 19 Season 7 will be based on the basic crux of the series, which reads: “In Seattle, all firefighters are also trained EMTs and the crew at Station 19 is second to none. Working in 24-hour shifts, these professionals spend so much time together that they build relationships, unlike any others.”
In addition to this, the new co-showrunner, Peter Paige, stated, “I’m beyond honored to be handed the reins to Station 19 – a show I love, full of incredible, complex characters, and resonant, important stories. To get to partner with a talent like Zoanne as showrunner truly makes it all the more exciting – we share a similar vision for the show, and we’ve got some incredible twists and turns planned for the coming season.”
“I feel incredibly honored to be entrusted with this dynamic and relevant show alongside Peter,” Clack said. Further adding, “The diversity of the cast, writers, and crew in addition to their enormous talent and dedication to their craft makes this a thrilling adventure to undertake. We are excited about the stories we get to tell using this worldwide platform and both understand the responsibility of being able to share them as we reach millions of homes weekly. Many thanks to Krista and Shondaland for this opportunity and their faith in us.”
The next season will continue from the sixth season’s finale episode, “Glamorous Life,” which showcased the team attending the Firefighters Ball, where Warren will receive his Medal of Valor. After some encouragement from Miranda, Warren accepts the award in honor of those who could not be saved. Dixon is there because his wife oversees the ball. Gibson notices a pregnant waitress named Nanette.
Later, we learn that Ross privately tells Herrera that she will be named captain. The news leaks out, and Hughes wants to celebrate, which upsets Ruiz. Ruiz and Hughes argue about their relationship. Later, Gibson catches Ruiz kissing Kate Powell. When smoke comes out of a wall, Ross has Herrera take command to find the source. She extinguishes the fire in the basement but notices that the floor above is about to collapse.
She tries to warn the guests, but people, including Ross, Dixon, and Nanette, fall into the hole. Bishop and DeLuca find Nanette and perform an emergency delivery of her baby. Sullivan finds and revives Ross, and they make up. Montgomery finds Dixon, but he succumbs to his injuries and dies. The situation gets under control when, suddenly, Gibson collapses.
— Station 19 (@Station19) June 9, 2023
As we wait for Season 7 to grace our screens, let us view the episode run-down of Season 6 to make a better-calculated guess on the plot to follow in the next Season:
S6.E1 ∙ Twist and Shout
October 26, 2022
The Station 19 crew jumps into action as a violent tornado rips through Seattle. Amidst the chaos, the team makes a shocking discovery buried under a tree, and Travis’ first responder instincts kick into high gear at a political event.
S6.E2 ∙ Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
November 2, 2022
Travis discusses his position in the mayoral race as he is determined to kick Dixon out, and Maya admits to blackmail. Meanwhile, the team is called to a fire at a run-down apartment complex that reveals an unsettling cause.
S6.E3 ∙ Dancing with Our Hands Tied
November 9, 2022
The Station 19 crew responds to the scene of a car accident where two teenagers are trapped inside of an electric car. Ben and Maya find themselves caught in the middle of a domestic dispute involving a couple that they detest.
S6.E4 ∙ Demons
November 16, 2022
Maya and Theo answer a call at a Halloween carnival; Station 19 hosts the neighborhood kids for trick-or-treating; a prank war breaks out in the house; Jack is haunted by a ghost from his past.
S6.E5 ∙ Pick Up the Pieces
November 23, 2022
The crew works against the clock to rescue a group of employees trapped inside of a battery recycling plant. Carina plans a special surprise in an attempt to reconnect with Maya. Travis gets caught in the crosshairs of dirty politics.
S6.E6 ∙ Everybody Says Don’t
November 30, 2022
When a lightning storm crashes a helicopter, the team is drawn away from hosting a fire boot camp for young women. Fire chief Ross calls on Jack to help Vic run the camp instead. Things get even more heated inside between Carina and Maya.
S6.E7 ∙ We Build Then We Break
March 8, 2023
After a terrifying lightning strike, the Station 19 crew works overtime to extinguish the fire at Meredith Grey’s home. Meanwhile, Maya is rushed to Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital due to a medical emergency.
S6.E8 ∙ I Know a Place
March 15, 2023
Dixon threatens Natasha in the aftermath of his poor judgment. Meanwhile, Jack is met with disappointment on his first day back. Diane visits Maya, and the team responds to a fire in Theo’s old neighborhood.
S6.E9 ∙ Come as You Are
March 22, 2023
Firefighters take care of a patient with an old burn and a mysterious past. Things become personal for Theo when he returns to the neighborhood that raised him. Carina bonds with a pregnant patient who presents her with an offer.
S6.E10 ∙ Even Better Than the Real Thing
March 29, 2023
A simulation fire training goes dangerously incorrect. Maya tries to make amends, and Bailey encourages Carina to listen. Meanwhile, Jack’s sister appeared at the station with a friend, an injury, and an attitude.
S6.E11 ∙ Could I Leave You?
April 5, 2023
The team is forced to make a risky call that could cost them dearly after Tomás’ barbershop catches fire. Diane drops by the station and is called back into action alongside Vic and Carina. Beckett makes a decision about his future.
S6.E12 ∙ Never Gonna Give You Up
April 12, 2023
A call from a social media star’s livestream sends the team on an unusual rescue. Travis’ mayoral campaign takes off, much to his chagrin. Back at the station, Ben treats a patient with a surprising diagnosis.
S6.E13 ∙ It’s All Gonna Break
April 19, 2023
The crew finds themselves in the middle of a family dispute and a renovation that’s gone off the rails. Ben crashes as Bailey and Carina go undercover at a crisis pregnancy center. Travis preps with Eli for a mayoral town hall.
S6.E14 ∙ Get It All Out
April 26, 2023
Emotions boil over at the station as the team chafes against Theo’s leadership style. Carina enlists Ben and Maya to help her with a patient in an uncomfortable position. Natasha and Sullivan’s relationship hits a roadblock.
S6.E15 ∙ What Are You Willing to Lose
May 3, 2023
A shoddy structure poses a dangerous challenge for our heroes leaving Ben with a difficult choice to make. Maya and Carina work to get their relationship back on track, while Natasha must decide what – or whom – she wants to prioritize.
S6.E16 ∙ Dirty Laundry
May 17, 2023
The team responds to a tragic freeway pileup. Andy helps Natasha face the fallout of a recent decision just as Ben deals with the fallout of his own.
S6.E17 ∙ All These Things That I’ve Done
May 24, 2023
It’s election day at Station 19, with all eyes on the mayoral race. Andy, Theo, and Sullivan vie to be named captain, and Vic forges an unexpected bond after going rogue.
S6.E18 ∙ Glamorous Life
May 31, 2023
The Station 19 crew trade in their turnouts for tuxes and gowns as they attend the Firefighters Ball. But when disaster strikes, they jump into action to save the day.
As of now, clear information about the plotlines for Season 7 has not been disclosed, and in good spirits, because no one likes spoilers when we have to wait it longer than anticipated for the next season to arrive. Meanwhile, check out the promo for the finale of Station 19 Season 6:
Station 19 Season 7: Cast
The main cast members who are expected to return include:
- Jaina Lee Ortiz as Lt. Andy Herrera
- Jason George as Dr. Ben Warren
- Boris Kodjoe as Lt. Robert Sullivan
- Grey Damon as Jack Gibson
- Barrett Doss as Victoria Hughes
- Jay Hayden as Travis Montgomery
- Danielle Savre as Lt. Maya Bishop
- Stefania Spampinato as Dr. Carina DeLuca
- Carlos Miranda as Lt. Theo Ruiz
- Josh Randall as Captain Sean Beckett
- Merle Dandridge as Chief Natasha Ross
- Pat Healy as Michael Dixon.
Additionally, there have been a few cast shake-ups that we would like to put across. Recently, It was reported that Krista Vernoff has officially stepped down from Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy.
“It has been the privilege of a lifetime to be entrusted to run Grey’s Anatomy for the past six years and Station 19 for the last four,” Vernoff said in a statement to Deadline. “The passion of the dedicated fandoms and the impact that these shows have on hearts and minds cannot be overstated. The amount of talent in these two extraordinary casts and these two brilliant writer’s rooms is beyond measure — and these crews work magic week after week.”
Moreover, the Hollywood Reporter also confirmed that the new season would include two new showrunners: Zoanne Clack and Peter Paige. Stacy McKee serves as showrunner and executive producer, along with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Paris Barclay serves as the producing director and executive producer of the series.
In case of other cast removals and additions, we will be sure to update the information here.
Station 19 Season 7: Where To Watch
The new co-showrunner Zoanne Clack has confirmed that the new season will be shortened to approximately 12 to 15 episodes as a direct result of the ongoing strikes and cost-cutting. However, while looking at this episode cut from a vantage point, it is better to have Season 7 reach us sooner rather than sitting through a longer hiatus of production after the strike dissipates. Who knows, we may get a bigger Season 8!
We highly urge viewers to catch up with the prior seasons to get an idea of how the story will unfold in the future. All the prior seasons of Station 19 are currently available to stream on ABC, FuboTV, or Hulu Plus, depending on the viewer’s location. The viewers can also stream all the prior seasons by renting or purchasing them on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu based on the user’s location.
Station 19 Season 7: Official Trailer
Since the release dates for Station 19 Season 7 are under wraps due to the current strike situation, we do not currently possess the official trailer for the same. As a rule of thumb, the trailers and teasers are usually released by the network a month or two prior to the release date, so we cannot expect an official trailer to reach us before 2024.
In the meantime, check out the official trailer for Station 19 Season 6:
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