If we have a chance to see a Station 19 season 3 on ABC at some point during the 2019-20 season, it’ll be with a different person in charge.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, show executive producer Stacy McKee is going to be departing the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off at the end of season 2. What’s the reason? The site notes that the showrunner is ready to go in a different direction after spending the past decade and a half of her career within the Shondaland world. (Prior to her starting the firefighter spin-off, she had been in the Grey’s Anatomy world from the very beginning.)
We can’t say that we’re surprised by McKee having a desire to do some new things — even though Station 19 is technically a new thing, it’s still similar in style and tone to the flagship show. At a certain point, there has to be some excitement that comes with doing something that is completely and totally different — maybe for a different network and within a totally different genre.
So what does this actually mean when it comes to the future of Station 19 — is it actually going to prove harmful to them at all? We wouldn’t actually be altogether concerned about this. There are so many programs out there who have changed showrunners over the years — heck, Grey’s Anatomy has done this multiple times. Because of this announcement, this gives the series plenty of time to figure things out prior to a season 3 writers’ room opening. The new showrunner can study the series further and cultivate some future plans.
More than likely, ABC will finalize their decision on the future of Station 19 by the time they get around to mid-May, which is when the network’s upfront presentation takes place. What this show really needs to continue to focus on creatively right now are the characters, their backgrounds, and their stories — obviously, there is a certain degree of excitement that comes from the first and the drama that exists there, but you’re going to see a lot of that throughout the season. That much is a given. The great unknown here comes in getting to see how some of these characters react to the situations that they’re in. This is still a series about growth, and the last thing that these people should do is suddenly think that they’ve got everything figured out.
Once we’ve got some more information on the future of Station 19, we’ll certainly let you know. For now, though, remember that there are still some exciting stories still to tell, ones that are deeply rooted in danger.
Want to get some more news when it comes to the next Station 19 episode?
Then be sure to visit the link here! Given that it is a big crossover with Grey’s Anatomy, there is fundamentally a lot to be excited about. Also, be sure to share in the comments what you want to see when it comes to a season 3, and if you think that this is a show that is going to be able to handle such a massive change okay. (Photo: ABC.)