Krista Vernoff of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy is quite unsure if the long running show will be renewed after a season 17.
The show runner is however planning for any contingency as talks of a renewal have been underway for months with no definite resolution.
Grey’s Anatomy, the medical series created by Shonda Rhimes will return for its mid-season premiere this week and spoke to THR on the uncertain future of the show which stars Ellen Pompeo.
“I’m planning a season and a finale that could function as either a season finale or a series finale. 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 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,” Vernoff said.
Leading lady, Ellen Pompeo signed a new deal that made her television’s highest-earning actress in a primetime drama series in 2017. That pact covered seasons 15 and 16 of the series, with ABC extending the deal to cover season 17 as part of a two-year pickup in 2019.
Pompeo is again seeing a salary increase as part of the renewal discussions if the show will continue.