09 Sep 2020: 'Grey's Anatomy' shooting resumes; Ellen Pompeo thanks healthcare-workers
Grey's Anatomy is back to ABC Prospect Studios to shoot its 17th season, which is heavily focused on the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
She has dedicated the entire season to the undying determination of healthcare workers helping the mankind at the cost of their own lives.
The post: I hope we do you proud, wrote Pompeo
"I dedicate my season 17 to all who have fallen and to everyone of you who by the grace of God is still standing...this season is for you, with humility and a bit of humor...I hope we do you proud (sic)."
Co-star power: Richard Flood aka Dr. Cormac Hayes joins Pompeo
The popular actor took a snap with her co-star Richard Flood as both wore their face masks on set, implying strict adherence to pandemic safety norms.
Notably, the story was supposed to be different until series writers convinced executive producer Krista Vernoff to go ahead with a plot that everyone across the world can relate to, at the moment.
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Fact: Pompeo and Richard pose for a selfie thanking healthcare workers
Fact: Vernoff talks about the challenge of this season
Recalling the talk she had with the show writers, Vernoff said, "The conversation became: How do we tell this painful story that has hit our medical community so intensely and permanently changed medicine? And create some escapism? And create romance, comedy and joy and fun?"
Teasers: 17th season won't take off from where season 16 ended
Interestingly, the 17th season will not take off from where season 16 ended.
On the contrary, there will be a significant time leap according to actor Giacomo Gianniotti, who plays Dr. Andrew DeLuca in the popular medical drama.
Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital will be shown in frenzy as the pandemic has struck the world six weeks before.
"We might have some flashbacks," said Giacomo.