Grey’s Anatomy Reveals Somber First Look At Grey Sloan Facing The Pandemic: Grey’s Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on March 27, 2005, on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement.
Grey’s Anatomy was one of the many shows that had to shut down production due to COVID-19 in March. The show was able to return to filming last month with safety measures and guidelines. And a new trailer reveals a somber look at the series pandemic storyline in season 17.
Prior to its official return to production, it was revealed that the medical drama would be tackling COVID-19 on the show. The doctors of Grey Sloan have seen their fair share of medical emergencies and health crises. As the pandemic is still ongoing, we got our first look at the Grey Sloan doctors wearing protective gear while in the midst of a pandemic crisis.
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The doctors are seen wearing masks around Grey Sloan, it also looks like they’re decked out in more protective gear like fluid-resistant gowns, full face shields, and headcovers. The latter is worn by hospital staff when dealing with very sick patients who need more care.
The PAPR is used to filter out contaminated air so that the doctors remain safe while around COVID-19 patients.
The pandemic is going to be hard for fictional doctors and other medical staff to get through and said that Grey’s Anatomy will treat the pandemic storyline with realism and detail.
Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff revealed that it was Owen Hunter who’s actually trained. Owen is front and center in the Season 17 trailer, looks calm and prepared amidst the hospital chaos.
Ellen Pompeo posted a photo of herself in Meredith Grey’s scrubs and dedicated season 17 to the healthcare workers and the thousands who have passed away from COVID-19.
Grey’s Anatomy season 17 is scheduled to premiere on ABC on Thursday, November 12 at 9 p.m.