Grey’s Anatomy will include a storyline about the corona pandemic in the seventeenth season of the drama series. That says executive producer Krista Vernoff on Tuesday in the American show Quaranstreaming: Comfort TV That Keeps Us Going.

“We will definitely address this pandemic,” said Vernoff about the upcoming season. “It is impossible to create a long-running medical show without using the medical story of our lives.”

The screenwriters have been talking to medical staff for the series for a long time. “Every year, doctors come to share their experiences with us. They usually tell their funniest or craziest stories,” said the executive producer.

According to Vernoff, the conversations will be different this year. “It feels more like therapy. The doctors come in and we’re the first people they talk to about what they’re going through. They are literally shaking and trying not to cry. They are pale and they talk about the corona pandemic like a war – a war for which they have not been trained. “

However painful the executive producer may find the stories, she thinks it is important that they be shared. “I feel that our show has the opportunity and responsibility to tell some of those stories.”

The seventeenth season of Gray’s Anatomy is taking longer than usual; the recordings have been postponed indefinitely due to the corona measures.