Grey’s Anatomy is currently one of the longest-running television shows out there, with its 17th season having ended a while ago. The show made its debut in 2005 and was a smash hit with fans and critics alike. Ellen Pompeo is now stepping back from the series for the first time in 17 years.
The fact that Ellen Pompeo has committed to a new television project will significantly alter her Grey’s Anatomy character. According to TVLine and Variety, the 52-year-old actress will executive produce and feature in a Hulu limited series with an orphan theme. This means that only 8 of the 20–23 episodes of Grey’s Anatomy’s Season 19, which begins on October 6, will reportedly feature Ellen.
Pompeo will continue to narrate each episode of the medical drama and work as an EP. However, Dr. Meredith Grey will appear far less frequently than in the past.
The real-life tale of a Midwesterner couple who adopts a child they think is an 8-year-old girl with a rare form of dwarfism served is the inspiration for Ellen’s newest series. However, when they start to raise her alongside their three biological kids, they begin to suspect she might not be who she claims to be.
The future of Grey’s could be completely altered by this news. Since the show’s inception in 2005, Ellen has been its major star. But recently, the actress has made suggestions that she would like to end the show permanently. The other doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial will have to work even harder in the upcoming season without Meredith.
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