Grey’s Anatomy season 17 begins filming, season dedicated to healthcare workers

GREY'S ANATOMY - "Let's All Go to the Bar" - Jo becomes a safe haven volunteer and gets a call that a baby has been dropped off at Station 19. Meanwhile, Meredith moves forward with her life after facing the medical board. Jackson takes a big step in his budding romance with Vic, while Bailey and Amelia swap pregnancy updates on the fall finale of "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, NOV. 21 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)ELLEN POMPEO
GREY'S ANATOMY - "Let's All Go to the Bar" - Jo becomes a safe haven volunteer and gets a call that a baby has been dropped off at Station 19. Meanwhile, Meredith moves forward with her life after facing the medical board. Jackson takes a big step in his budding romance with Vic, while Bailey and Amelia swap pregnancy updates on the fall finale of "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, NOV. 21 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)ELLEN POMPEO /
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The cast share their first photos of Grey’s Anatomy season 17 filming

It’s been six months since production shut down on all TV shows and movies. Filming is starting up again, and Grey’s Anatomy season 17 is the latest TV show to start filming.

The cast took to Instagram and Twitter to share their selfies. Ellen Pompeo made it clear that Grey’s Anatomy season 17 is dedicated to the healthcare workers. So many have lost their lives due to the coronavirus that it is only fitting that the series about doctors be dedicated to them.

Other cast members shared their selfies. Kelly McCreary put up a trailer selfie, commenting that it’s six months since she last acted. The last time she went that long without acting was in 1995. Is it like getting back on a bike?

Kevin McKidd opted for a simple one with him and Kim Raver. The two are dressed in scrubs, scrub caps, and in masks, although it doesn’t look like they’re in the OR. They may be getting ready for an OR scene. The cast and crew will all need to wear masks when they are onset as part of the new health and safety regulations.

In fact, Pompeo led by example with the mask-wearing. She and co-star Richard Flood, who was promoted to series regular for the season. The two aren’t wearing scrub caps, which suggests they’re definitely not getting ready for OR scenes. They’re just following health and safety guidelines in between takes.

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Grey’s Anatomy season 17 includes a coronavirus storyline

This is a season that will include the coronavirus, too. The show is going to pick up in the middle of the fight, giving us a look at what live is like in the hospitals around the country.

The show isn’t including the storyline to be disrespectful to those who have caught the virus and to the families grieving the losses due to the coronavirus. Instead, the focus is on what life is like. Medical dramas routinely raise awareness for medical concerns.

Grey’s Anatomy is certainly one of those shows. There’s been the awareness that women’s health conditions are often overlooked, especially Black women. We got a look at the problems with insurance and people dying because they don’t have coverage. There has also been awareness about mental health problems, including depression.

It only makes sense that the season will include something about the coronavirus.

We still don’t know when Grey’s Anatomy season 17 will premiere. It’s slated for the fall and possibly will premiere in late October or November 2020. It’s later than usual, but we know it’s going to be worth the wait.

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