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In news to brighten 2020, Grey's Anatomy will begin shooting season 17 this month.
Yep, fans of the super-bingeable medical drama can start getting excited, because cast members are preparing to start filming in LA.
According to Variety, production on the first two episodes of the seventeenth season could begin "as early as next week".
An air date is yet to be confirmed - but we'll let you know as soon as we hear further details.
What's more, the upcoming series of Grey's Anatomy will portray the current coronavirus crisis.
While appearing on a panel hosted by the Television Academy last month, exec producer Krista Vernoff said that the series would "address this pandemic for sure."
She added: "There's no way to be a long-running medical show and not do the medical story of our lifetimes."
The plan is to start in a few weeks but don't have an exact start date but @msdebbieallen is prepping! https://t.co/hyDmyD88kP
- Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) August 5, 2020
The show, as ever, will be informed by the real-life experiences of doctors and nurses, who this year have been working on the frontline of the pandemic.
Krista continued. "Every year, we have doctors come and tell us their stories, and usually they're telling their funniest or craziest stories.
"This year, it has felt more like therapy, the doctors come in and we're the first people they're talking to about these types of experiences they're having."
The exec producer went on to talk movingly about the gravity of the first-hand experiences being described.
She said: "They are literally shaking and trying not to cry, they're pale, and they're talking about it as war - a war that they were not trained for."
Series star Ellen Pompeo teased Grey's return from her Twitter account back in August, saying that production would "start in a few weeks."
Needless to say, when ABC's Grey's Anatomy IG account posted that a new season was "coming soon" back in the summer, fans promptly went wild.
"I need an air date. I take this show seriously!" wrote one follower.
"WHEN?!" begged another.
"I NEED IT NOW!" added a third.
When a show manages to sustain this level of hype across SEVENTEEN seasons, you know it delivers the goods.
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