Wednesday , January 26 2022
Home / Grey’s Anatomy / Shonda Rhimes Doesn’t Know How Grey’s Anatomy Will End

Shonda Rhimes Doesn’t Know How Grey’s Anatomy Will End

Shonda Rhimes created Grey’s Anatomy back in 2005 but has handed the reins of the series to a new showrunner, so she isn’t sure how it will end.

Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes says that she doesn’t know how the long-running series will end. The prolific showrunner has shepherded a variety of popular series onto the air over the course of her career, but she is in a rather unique situation. Although she has created or executive produced numerous hit shows like the Grey’s spinoff Private Practice, the soapy political thriller Scandal, the Viola Davis legal series How to Get Away with Murder, and the hit Netflix Regency romance Bridgerton, the first show she ever created is still on the air. Although it premiered way back in 2005, Grey’s Anatomy is still running, currently airing its 18th season.

As of season 14, Shonda Rhimes stepped away from the show’s creative process entirely, leaving Grey’s in the hands of showrunner Krista Vernoff, who has been a supervising producer and writer on the series since the very beginning. Rhimes is still a producer on Grey’s, but she is currently focusing on new series like Inventing Anna, the true story of a socialite scammer that will premiere on Netflix in February 2022. She is also working on Queen Charlotte, which will be a prequel to Bridgerton, following the early days of the character played by Golda Rosheuvel.

Speaking with Variety, Shonda Rhimes explained that all the potential endings she wrote throughout the run of the series “have already happened.” The show had such legs that it could power through any amount of story material, so she gave up on planning the finale. She says she ultimately has the power to determine when the series will end, and she takes “full responsibility” if fans despise it. However, now that the series is under the reins of Krista Vernoff, she won’t necessarily be the person who decides what exactly the final scene is going to be. Read the full quote below:

I’ve written the end of that series, I want to say, a good eight times. I was like, “And that will be the end!” Or, “That’ll be the final thing that’s ever said or done!” And all of those things have already happened. So I give up on that, you know what I mean?

Am I the person who decides when the show is over? Yes. And I take full responsibility for that when or if everybody gets mad at me. Am I going to be the person who decides like what the final scene is? I don’t know!

If you’d ask me this question three years ago, or prior to Krista arriving, I would have said, “Yes, I can tell you exactly how it’s going to end.” But once you hand off the ball for real, it’s just different. So I don’t know yet.

This season of Grey’s Anatomy began on September 30 and is currently airing on Thursdays on ABC. This season has brought on faces both new and old. In addition to adding the show’s first non-binary doctor to the cast, season 18 saw the return of Kate Walsh’s Dr. Addison Montgomery, who was last spotted in season 8. Likewise, the show has brought back Scott Speedman as a series regular, reprising the role of Dr. Nick Marsh, which he played in one episode of season 14.

Grey’s Anatomy is a show that keeps on running, with no end in sight. Considering what a ratings juggernaut it has been, it might continue running until all other Shonda Rhimes series have ended. If that’s the case, there’s always a chance she may return to send off the beloved characters when the show does reach its final season, but for now, the story is out of her hands.

50% LikesVS
50% Dislikes

About admin

Check Also

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’ Fans Will Be Surprised About This Delay News

While the coronavirus pandemic may no longer be part of the Grey’s Anatomy and Station …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *