Gray’s Anatomy is lastly introducing Alex Karev’s (Justin Chambers) mother and he or she’s being performed by a TV legend. E! Information has confirmed Lindsay Wagner, sure the Bionic Girl, will play Helen Karev and make her debut within the Thursday, Might three episode of the long-running drama. Jesse Williams directed the episode.
Deadline first reported the casting.
Alex’s mother initially appeared in a flashback as a youthful girl performed by Emily Rutherfurd. Within the episode, “Struggle For Your Thoughts,” Alex and Jo (Camilla Luddington) journey to Iowa to seek out Alex’s mom. The 2 have not been in contact for a very long time. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) presents her mini-livers mission and garners consideration and Jackson (Williams) makes an attempt to rebuild the muse after controversy.
Wagner’s different credit embrace Warehouse 13, Scruples and The Paper Chase.
Gray’s Anatomy was renewed for a landmark 15th season, making it ABC’s longest working primetime drama.
“Gray’s Anatomy has a particular place in my coronary heart and tens of millions of viewers really feel the identical method,” Channing Dungey, ABC Leisure president, stated in an announcement when the renewal was introduced. “Because of fiercely loyal followers who’ve been on this journey because the starting, and new generations of viewers who proceed to find the enjoyment and drama of Gray Sloan Memorial, the present is as robust as ever.”
Together with Pompeo, the solid consists of Williams, Luddington and Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd, Caterina Scorsone, Kelly McCreary and Giacomo Gianniotti. Sequence regulars Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw are exiting on the finish of season 14.
“The characters of Arizona and April are completely woven into the material of Gray’s Anatomy because of the extraordinary work of Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew,” Krista Vernoff, co-showrunner and govt producer on Gray’s Anatomy, stated in an announcement. “As writers, our job is to comply with the tales the place they wish to go and typically which means saying goodbye to characters we love. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with these phenomenally gifted actresses.”
Gray’s Anatomy airs Thursdays, eight p.m. on ABC.