Grey’s Anatomy has yet to begin production on season 17, but details are starting to trickle in on how the the series will unfold creatively. Series star Giacomo Gianniotti revealed to ET’s Katie Krause that the new season, which will feature a coronavirus storyline, will kick off “a month and a half” into the pandemic as the doctors of Grey Sloan adapt to their new reality.
“We’re going to start the season about a month and a half [into] full COVID, so it’s going to take place a little beyond where we left off in the last season,” Gianniotti said, though he hasn’t received any season 17 scripts. “We might have some flashbacks. We might have some things where we’re referencing last season, just to have context leading up. But we are going to have a little leap when we start this season in terms of time. We’re not picking up right where we left off.”