Skylar Astin's New Grey's Anatomy Role Is Pitch Perfect for Him

ABC announced Skylar Astin is joining the cast of Grey's Anatomy. Learn about his character here!

By Cydney Contreras Mar 03, 2022 10:03 PMTags

Skylar Astin may be joining the cast of Grey's Anatomy but don't expect an a-cappella performance of The Fray's "How to Save a Life."

On Thursday, Mar. 3, ABC announced the Pitch Perfect star has been cast in a recurring role on the beloved medical drama. According to Variety, who was first to report the news, Skylar will make his debut as Todd Eames in the Mar. 24 episode titled "Put the Squeeze on Me."

In a first look at the upcoming episode, Todd appears opposite Jo Wilson, an OB-GYN resident at Grey Sloan memorial, played by Camilla Luddington. Dare we say sparks are flying in this pic?

While ABC would neither confirm nor deny that Eames is Jo's potential love interest, they had this to say about the new character: "Charming and handsome with a gentle soul, Eames holds a PhD in environmental sciences and loves a good spreadsheet. He is close with his sister, who is a pregnant patient at Grey Sloan Memorial."

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Skylar joins Grey's Anatomy in the middle of its 18th season, with another season already ordered by ABC. What comes after 19 is unclear, but Owen McKidd recently told Variety that he thinks the show is going to end sooner than we think. "It feels like we're kind of in the last chapter of the show—that may be one more season or more seasons," he shared. "I don't know."

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Prior to being cast in Grey's, Skylar played Max in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, which aired its final episode in June 2021. He went on to revive his beloved character in a Roku Christmas movie titled, you guessed it, Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas

Whether Skylar will sing in the medical drama remains unclear, but if anyone could make this happen, it's the Grey's Anatomy writers.

Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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