Although it’s been on forever, Grey’s Anatomy remains one of the most popular shows on TV and on Netflix. With season 17 in the books and now on Netflix, fans are already wondering about Grey’s Anatomy season 18, if it’s happening, when the release date will be, when it’s coming to Netflix, and more.
It’s been a weird year for shows and movies, so there might be some differences in how things go for Grey’s Anatomy season 18.
Below, we shared everything we know about Grey’s Anatomy season 18 release date and more.
How many seasons of Grey’s Anatomy are there?
Currently, there are 17 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, and all of the seasons of the TV series are available to stream on Netflix right now. Season 17 was added to Netflix on July 3, 2021.
Is there going to be a season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy?
Yes! ABC renewed Grey’s Anatomy for season 18 in May 2021, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
There were some rumors and rumblings that season 17 would be the final season as the network was negotiating new deals for Ellen Pompeo and other cast members. We all knew the series would return for another season.
However, Pompeo and fellow OG castmates Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. secured new deals through season 18 in May 2021 along with the renewal. As always, there are still rumors that the long-running series could end with the current season.
Grey’s Anatomy season 18 episode count
Grey’s Anatomy season 18 will likely have between 17 and 27 episodes. An official episode count has not been reported yet, but the most recent season was only 17 episodes, the lowest since season 4.
More likely, we’ll see somewhere in the range of 20-22 episodes for season 18. That makes the most sense, given the shortened offseason. We’ll let you know the official episode count when we find out.
When is Grey’s Anatomy season 18 filming?
Under normal circumstances, the cast and crew would start filming Grey’s Anatomy episodes in the summer, and then those episodes would be released in the fall, starting in late September.
This has not been a normal year, so we expected some possible delays with the start of production. Season 17 ran much later in the year than ever before because of the issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As announced by Ellen Pompeo in an Instagram story post, production on Grey’s Anatomy season 18 commenced as early as Wednesday, Aug. 11. Filming will continue through the season’s September premiere date on ABC and wrap sometime in 2022.
Grey’s Anatomy season 18 premiere date
ABC announced the premiere of Grey’s Anatomy season 18 will be on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 9/8c, which was in line with our prediction that the season would debut during the last two weeks of September 2021.
We saw season 17 delayed until November, but since then, the series has gotten mostly back on track. We’re going to see season 18 run in a similar September to May timeline as all previous seasons prior to season 17.
Based on what things look like right now, the TV networks are looking to get as back to normal as possible. So, it’s great to see Grey’s Anatomy season 18 premiering in late September 2021.
Grey’s Anatomy season 18 Netflix release date
Grey’s Anatomy season 18 will be released on Netflix, but it will be quite a while after the season 18 premiere.
New seasons of the series are added to Netflix exactly 30 days after the season finale airs on ABC. So, for season 17, the finale aired on June 3, and then, we’ll get to see the new season on Netflix in July 2021.
Normally, we don’t have to wait that long. In recent years, we usually get to see the new season of Grey’s Anatomy in May or June, which looks to be on the table with season 18. Depending on the episode count, the new season should come to Netflix by June 2022.
So, for now, expect to see the Grey’s Anatomy season 18 release date on Netflix in May or June 2022, but we’ll let you know the official date when more information is revealed.
That’s all for now! Stay tuned for more Grey’s Anatomy news and updates.
FanSided Staff contributed to this report.
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