The Grey's Anatomy spinoff may not have a name yet—that we know of—but that hasn't stopped the ABC midseason replacement from going into production. And star Jay Hayden is already giving Shondaland fans a sneak peek at day one on set!
The TGIT vet, who starred in both seasons of The Catch, shared a hilarious video on Instagram featuring himself and co-star Barrett Doss sitting together in what looks an ambulance. "Hollywood! Non-stop action here on day one," he says as he films an empty parking lot through a rain-streaked windshield. "Non-stop action. Barrett, how's the action today?"
"Hot," his co-star shouts as she scrolls through her own phone, causing Hayden to burst into laughter. "And fast!"
"Oh my god, it's intense you guys," he jokes, turning the camera back on himself. "This is crazy!"
The action may not be too hot yet on the Seattle firehouse-set, but the information on the series is beginning to spread like wildfire. For all the details on the still-untitled spinoff, which will see some of its characters introduced in an upcoming episode of Grey's Anatomy, be sure to keep scrolling!
Grey's Is Spinning Off
ABC announced during their 2017-18 Upfronts presentation that Grey's Anatomy was getting a second spinoff—It's first? Private Practice in 2007. This time, the action would be staying in Seattle, centered at a firehouse. The series, which remains untitled as of press time, will follow these brave men and women—from captain to newest recruit—as they risk their lives and their hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock.
"No one can interweave the jeopardy firefighters face in the line of duty with the drama in their personal lives quite like Shonda [Rhimes,] and Grey's signature Seattle setting is the perfect backdrop for this exciting spinoff," network president Channing Dungey said at the time.
Grey's Anatomy EP Stacy McKee will write the series, set to debut at midseason, and serve as EP, alongside Rhimes and Betsy Beers. (The show was ordered before Rhimes and Beers partnered with Netflix.)
From Rosewood to the SFD
In July, Rosewood alum Jaina Lee Ortiz was announced as the spinoff's first star. Her character name has still not been divulged, and while the network wouldn't confirm that she'll be the show's leading lady, executive producer Paris Barclay did tweet news of her involvement by saying, "She's our star!"
Hanging Up the Scrubs, Picking Up the Hose
After the season 13 finale hinted that Dr. Ben Warren might jump ship from the mothership to the spinoff when the doctor joined the hunt for Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) in a blaze caused by the explosion, E! News confirmed in September that Jason George would be the second series regular on the new show. How the character leaves Grey Sloan Memorial (and what toll that'll take on his marriage to Bailey) remains to be seen, but George will remain a series regular on Grey's until production begins on the spinoff. And don't rule out occasional appearances on Grey's once the spinoff is up and running, either.
Grey Damon Joins
Little is known about the Aquarius alum's character, but E! News confirmed he'll be starring as Lieutenant Jack. Where else have you seen him before? Friday Night Lights, The Flash and True Blood.
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An Iron Fist Alum Added to the Mix
E! News has confirmed that Barrett Doss will star as a firefighter named Victoria, but little else is known about the character. Fun fact: Doss appeared in the 30 Rock season finale as Eliza Lemon, Liz Lemon's great-granddaughter who popped after the credits to pitch an ageless Kenneth Parcell on a show about stories her great-grandma used to tell her.
Danielle Savre Stars
The Too Close to Home star joins the series regular cast as Maya, E! News has confirmed.
From the Room Where It Happens to Shondaland
Okierete Onaodowan, who originated the roles of James Madison and Hercules Mulligan in the Broadway smash Hamilton, will star as Dean, E! News has confirmed.
Keeping It in the Shondaland Family
Fresh off the canceled Shondaland series The Catch, Jay Hayden has landed the series regular role of Travis, E! News has confirmed.
A Father Figure, Found
Medium alum Miguel Sandoval has landed the series regular role of Captain Pruitt, the spinoff's Chief Weber-esque leader, E! News has confirmed. Described as a tough and respected leader, who is beloved by his subordinates, he's a progressive thinker who advocates for his crew, even if it means standing up to his superiors. He's been offered promotions in the past but declines because he'd rather be on the front line than behind a desk.
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Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC. Look out for the spinoff sometime in 2018!