The Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 premiere is so close, we can taste it. The new cycle is officially coming back to ABC this fall. So of course, the cast and crew have been teasing what’s next as they all get back to work. Then recently, Camilla Luddington, who plays Jo Wilson, added to the hype by hinting the spoilers for Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 will be too much to handle.
The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 premiere release date and time
Luddington’s comments may indicate Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 will be one to watch, but what going to happen with Jo? The character has been through the wringer recently. In season 15, Jo went through a deep depression after discovering the truth about her birth. Then in season 16, Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) left her to be with Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl).
Nevertheless, it’s possible Jo’s storyline will not contain a lot of heartbreak when Grey’s Anatomy returns. Back in April 2020, Vernoff opened up about Jo’s arc before the pandemic and revealed the character would have some fun scenes with her new roommate, Levi Schmitt (Jake Borelli). The showrunner also noted the storyline would likely continue into season 17.
“What we had planned was a lot of Levi-Jo comedy,” Vernoff told Variety. “I feel like Camilla has earned the right to play some lighter story. And it has always been my experience that there is a way to grieve that is dramatic, and there is a way to grieve that is largely comedic, both in life and on television.”
She continued, “We’ve been leaning into letting her play the comedy. We’ll probably stick with that plan moving into Season 17.”
Now, it’s been a while since Vernoff discussed Jo’s future on Grey’s Anatomy. So it’s possible her storyline has shifted. But whatever happens moving forward, we know it’s going to be extraordinary.
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