Everything We Know About The New Grey's Anatomy Spinoff

Photo: Courtesy of Craig Sjodin/ABC.
When news broke in August that Shonda Rhimes is leaving ABC for Netflix, fans of ABC's existing Shondaland series wondered what would happen to their favorite shows. Luckily, they're not going anywhere. Scandal will finish its final season on ABC, and How to Get Away with Murder and Grey's Anatomy will stay on the network, too. Plus, Grey's Anatomy has an untitled firefighter spinoff in the works, and that will be on ABC, too.
We don't know a ton about the spinoff yet, but we've rounded up what we know about the upcoming series so far. For one thing, Grey's Ben Warren (Jason George) will star in the series, alongside Jaina Lee Ortiz. So if you loved Ben's brief experience with firefighting in Grey's season 14, get ready for more in the new show. This isn't the first Grey's spinoff — that was Private Practice, starring Kate Walsh. Private Practice ran for six seasons, so why mess with what works?
We'll be updating this slideshow as ABC reveals more information, so check back for more updates on the new series.
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Photo: Courtesy of ABC.
The Basics

The firefighter spinoff will be set in Seattle, and like Grey's, it will focus on the characters' personal lives, as well as their professional ones. It doesn't have a premiere date or a title yet, but it's expected to have a midseason premiere next spring.
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Photo: Courtesy of Craig Sjodin/ABC.
The Cast

Jason George will play Grey's character Ben Warren in the spinoff series. He left Grey's to join the show.

Jaina Lee Ortiz will play the show's leading woman, but we don't know more about her character yet.

Miguel Sandoval will play firefighter Captain Pruitt, whom The Hollywood Reporter describes as "a progressive thinker who advocates for his crew, even if it means standing up to his superiors."

Danielle Savre plays firefighter Maya, a former Olympian.

Barrett Doss plays firefighter Victoria, a character THR describes as "the life of the party." It's TV, though, so there are insecurities hiding beneath her antics.

Grey Damon plays Lt. Jack Gibson, a character who's lovable if not a bit scatterbrained.

Okieriete Onaodowan plays firefighter Dean, a single man who doesn't mind using his job to help him in the romance department.

Jay Hayden plays firefighter Travis, a rule-following member of the team who still has a sense of humor.

Alberto Frezza plays Ryan, a character THR describes as a "reformed troublemaker." What does a former bad boy do for a living? Ryan is a cop, of course.
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The Episodes

ABC has ordered a straight-to-series, 10-episode season of the unnamed drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter. No word yet on whether Ben's wife Bailey (Chandra Wilson) will also appear in the series.
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What Are People Saying About It?

In a statement provided to THR back in May, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey explained why Seattle is the perfect setting for the new series.

"No one can interweave the jeopardy firefighters face in the line of duty with the drama in their personal lives quite like Shonda, and Grey's signature Seattle setting is the perfect backdrop for this exciting spinoff," Dungey said in the statement.

George also talked to Entertainment Weekly about why Ben would decide to become a firefighter.

"It feels like Ben's perpetually starting over," George told the magazine. "This was a guy deathly afraid of fire, and now he's going after it for a living."

Hopefully, Bailey will be on board with the change, too.
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