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Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff says she is approaching the Season 17 finale as a potential series finale.
“I’m planning a season and a finale that could function as either a season finale or a series finale,” Krista told THR. “I’m planning for both contingencies and it’s hard and it’s not ideal. It’s not where I wish we were.”
“I’ve told them that I have to know before I’m making the finale what we’re making,” she said. “Because there are a couple of character threads that will change. I’ve got plans for both contingencies. Either there will be closure or I will build something in that allows me to have a bit of a cliffhanger and a thread for next season.”
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that negotiations have been underway between ABC parent Disney and Ellen Pompeo.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Boss Approaching Season 17 Ender as Potential Series Finale https://t.co/uBjHhBBzec
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 10, 2021