EXCLUSIVE: Final season, as Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Gray was battling Covid, Gray’s Anatomy launched a dream seaside motive that reunited Meredith with beloved useless characters from the present, Derek, George, Mark and Meredith’s sister Lexie. Meredith’s late mother, Ellis Gray, was not a part of the recurring theme however she will probably be a part of the storyline within the ABC medical drama’s upcoming season, which simply began manufacturing.
Kate Burton is about to reprise her function as Dr. Ellis Gray in a number of episodes, beginning with the Season 18 premiere airing on Sept. 30. Because the seaside sequence concluded when Meredith awakened in the direction of the top of final season, it’s unclear how Ellis Gray will probably be reintroduced on the present. Ellis was final seen within the 2019 Season 15 episode Blood and Water, showing to Meredith in a dream.
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Ellis, who was affected by Alzheimer’s, died in Season 3.
Burton has performed a complete of 23 episodes of Gray’s Anatomy to this point as a visitor star/recurring, incomes two Emmy nominations for her function. Her third Emmy nomination to date got here for an additional Shondaland ABC drama, Scandal.
Burton will probably be seen within the upcoming Hulu restricted collection The Dropout. Her current TV credit additionally embody recurring roles on Charmed (the CW), Supergirl (the CW) and Unusual Angel (CBS All Entry).
On stage, multi Tony-nominated Burton has most not too long ago appeared in The Tempest at The Previous Globe in San Diego and on Broadway with Kevin Kline in Current Laughter. Her function credit embody the 2019 The place’d You Go, Bernadette.
Gray’s Anatomy, ABC’s longest-running and top-rated scripted collection, was created and is government produced by Shonda Rhimes. Krista Vernoff serves as showrunner and government producer. Betsy Beers and Mark Gordon are government producers. Debbie Allen is the manufacturing director and government producer. Gray’s Anatomy is produced by ABC Signature, a division of Disney Tv Studios.
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