Ellen Pompeo was the face of Grey’s Anatomy for 17 years, but it’s time for the actress to say goodbye to her character Meredith Gray next year in season 19.
the international channel ABC revealed this Thursday (10) that the last episode that Pompeo will appear in Grey’s Anatomy takes the name of I’ll Follow the Sun (I’m Going to Follow the Sun) and airs on February 23, 2023🇧🇷
Meredith Gray’s departure from Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital is due to the fact that in the story she took a job in Boston to work on Alzheimer’s research.
While Pompeo will no longer appear on the series, she will continue as the narrator and executive producer. She may even make some guest appearances in the future.
Check out the trailer for the farewell episode made available by ABC:
Pompeo talks about his departure from Grey’s Anatomy
Ellen Pompeo spoke several times about the series ending. In December 2021, she told Insider that she was “trying to focus on convincing everyone that it should end”, but admitted to being the “super naive” one who asks where the story could go next.
Pompeo confessed that people insist she stay on the show: “And everyone’s like, ‘Who cares, Ellen? She makes a zillion dollars.’
Creator celebrates series renewal
Grey’s Anatomy is a series created by Shonda Rhimes, the 19th season was announced in January of this year. According to Pop Culture, Rhimes thanked him for continuing to tell the story of the hospital drama.
“I couldn’t be more excited that we continue to tell the stories of Meredith, Bailey, Richard and all the other doctors at Gray Sloan Memorial for another season. This is a true testament to Krista Vernoff, the cast, crew and all the writers who keep audiences on the edge of their seats week after week. And it wouldn’t be possible without the generations of amazing fans who supported Grey’s Anatomy for so many years.”
Dana WaldenPresident of Entertainment walt disney televisionsaid the following in a statement:
🇧🇷Grey’s Anatomy is a true phenomenon, loved by audiences around the world. Whether they watch it live on ABC, or stream it on Hulu or globally on Disney+ or Star+, it’s clear that fans can’t get enough of Shonda Rhimes’ brilliant creation. We have enormous faith in Shonda, Krista Vernoff, Ellen Pompeo and the entire creative team to unlock new, untold stories that will continue to focus on modern medicine, address the issues that shape the world around us, and resonate deeply with fans loyal to the years to come”.
In Brazil, Grey’s Anatomy is available on Star+🇧🇷
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