Although it’s been on forever, Grey’s Anatomy remains one of the most popular shows on TV and on Netflix. With season 17 coming to an end soon, fans are already wondering about Grey’s Anatomy season 18, if it’s happening, when the release date will be, when it’s coming to Netflix, and more.
It’s been a weird year for shows and movies, so there might be some differences in how things go for Grey’s Anatomy season 18.
Below, we shared everything we know about Grey’s Anatomy season 18 release date and more.
How many seasons of Grey’s Anatomy are there?
Currently, there are 17 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. At the time of publishing, the series is nearing the end of season 17.
Is there going to be a season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy?
Yes! ABC renewed Grey’s Anatomy for season 18 in May 2021, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
There were some rumors and rumblings that season 17 would be the final season as the network was negotiating new deals for Ellen Pompeo and other cast members. We all knew the series would return for another season.
Grey’s Anatomy season 18 episode count
Grey’s Anatomy season 18 will likely have between 17 and 27 episodes. An official episode count has not been reported yet, but the most recent season was only 17 episodes, the lowest since season 4.
More likely, we’ll see somewhere in the range of 20-22 episodes for season 18. That makes the most sense, given the shortened offseason. We’ll let you know the official episode count when we find out.
When is Grey’s Anatomy season 18 filming?
Under normal circumstances, the cast and crew would start filming Grey’s Anatomy episodes in the summer, and then those episodes would be released in the fall, starting in late September.
This has not been a normal year, so we’re expecting some possible delays with the start of production. Season 17 is running much later in the year than ever before because of the issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It remains to be seen if ABC is going to try to push Grey’s Anatomy back to a normal premiere slot. If that happens, expect the cast and crew to get back to work by August at the latest.
Stay tuned for more production updates.
Grey’s Anatomy season 18 premiere date
ABC has not announced the premiere of Grey’s Anatomy season 18 yet. We should find out the official date sometime in the very near future.
Most likely, Grey’s Anatomy season 18 will premiere during the last two weeks of September 2021. We saw season 17 delayed until November, but since then, the season is almost back on track. We’re going to see season 17 run into the summer, so that could push the start date of season 18 back until October 2021.
Based on what things look like right now, the TV networks are looking to get as back to normal as possible. So, that’s why I think we’ll see Grey’s Anatomy season 18 premiere in late September 2021.
Grey’s Anatomy season 18 Netflix release date
Grey’s Anatomy season 18 will be released on Netflix, but it will be quite a while after the season 18 premiere.
New seasons of the series are added to Netflix exactly 30 days after the season finale airs on ABC. So, for season 17, the finale will air on June 3, and then, we’ll get to see the new season on Netflix in July 2021.
Normally, we don’t have to wait that long. In recent years, we usually get to see the new season of Grey’s Anatomy in May or June.
So, for now, expect to see the Grey’s Anatomy season 18 release date on Netflix in May or June 2022.
That’s all for now! We’ll share more updates when we find out.Next: 50 best Netflix shows to watch right now