It looks like something big is happening over at ABC, as Krista Vernoff has officially stepped down as the showrunner of the long-running Grey’s Anatomy and its spinoff Station 19. While responsible for both series, she’s spearheaded the medical drama for six years and its spinoff for another four. Vernoff has shared the following statement in regard to her leaving the two series behind for someone new to take over.
It has been the privilege of a lifetime to be entrusted to run Grey’s Anatomy for the past six years and Station 19 for the last four. The passion of the dedicated fandoms and the impact that these shows have on hearts and minds cannot be overstated. The amount of talent in these two extraordinary casts and these two brilliant writers rooms is beyond measure — and these crews work magic week after week.Krista Vernoff
Vernoff has been involved with Grey’s Anatomy since its first seven seasons, where she went on to rise the ranks and then return once again in 2017 for its 14th season. It’s also no small task that she was responsible for a second series on the side, and it seems that she’s definitely not leaving ABC, as her production company Trip the Light Productions has several projects already in development, one even eyeing a streaming release on Hulu.
There is currently no one set to take over the next seasons but it seems like a deal is currently being finalized. Currently, veteran Meg Marinis is the favorite to take over with Station 19 to be supervised by executive producer Zoanne Clack who’ll act as a co-showrunner with Peter Paige of Good Trouble and The Fosters fame. So, we might get an announcement sooner rather than later.