If you thought you had seen the last of Peter Gallagher after Zoey’s extraordinary playlist was canceled on NBC, think again. Deadline has exclusively revealed that the actor has been cast for several episodes that will form a major story arc in season 18 of grey’s Anatomy.
Gallagher will play Dr. Alan Hamilton, an old friend of Meredith Grey’s (Ellen Pompeo) deceased mother, Ellis (Kate Burton). The announcement confirms that the new season of ABC’s longest running drama series, directed by showrunner Krista Vernoff and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, will go deeper into the past of Meredith’s mother, especially considering that Burton was invited to return for more episodes.
Depending on how Gallagher’s bow unfolds, we could look at an upcoming regular cast member, as the show has a long history of introducing actors as guest stars and subsequently incorporating them into the lead role. Before Zoey’s extraordinary playlist, Played Gallagher guest on Netflix Grace and Frankie and NBCs Law and order: SVU. The actor is also known for his work with OC., The good wife, American beauty, and Steven Soderbergh‘s Sex, lies and videotapes.
grey’s Anatomy follows the daily routine of a group of physicians at Gray-Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle. Throughout each season, they struggle to balance their careers, medical matters, and romantic relationships. After more than 15 years in the air, grey’s Anatomy is still the best-rated script series on ABC and has spawned several spin-offs. Back in 2017, Pompeo created headlines when she became the highest paid actress in a primetime drama series and brought in $ 20 million a year. The actor received another paycheck for the new season.
Season 18 of grey’s Anatomy is set to premiere on September 30, with Gallagher making his debut in the season premiere.
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The film will be released in cinemas and on-demand on September 17.
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