ABC has ordered a second "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off and this time it will be based on the life of firefighters at a Seattle firehouse. What is more, the spin-off has received a straight to series order and will be launched from an episode of the original.
After "Private Practice," ABC is coming up with a second spin-off based on "Grey's Anatomy" and it will revolve around the life of firefighters. According to TV Guide, the spin-off traces the lives and journeys of firefighters working at a Seattle firehouse. ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey made the announcement to this regard yesterday and also revealed that the spin-off will air in the 2017-18 season.
Speaking about the "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off, she said that it will focus on the personal and professional lives of the firefighters who put their lives at risk to save other people's lives. Speaking at the Upfronts presentation, she said that Shonda Rhimes will do justice to the theme as no one else can portray the danger the firefighters face as they perform their duty and balance their personal lives.
Channing Dungey also revealed that Stacy McKee, showrunner of "Grey's Anatomy" will helm the spin-off along with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers will serve as the executive producer of the show, Entertainment Weekly claimed. However, the name of the show is yet to be revealed. Still, it is sure that the spin-off will emerge out of an episode of "Grey's Anatomy."
What is interesting is that the spin-off announcement comes at a time when the last episode of "Grey's Anatomy" Season 13 titled "True Colors" saw a fire accident at the hospital. Also, the next episode is titled "Rings of Fire" and thus, one can easily relate with the announcement. Still, fans would have to wait to watch the spin-off.
It is worth mentioning here that the first spin-off based on "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice" had a medical background and it ran from 2007 to 2013.