Grey’s Anatomy star Kevin McKidd has shared info about the show’s future.
Recent years have seen heavy speculation that the popular medical drama may be coming to an end if leading star Ellen Pompeo decides to leave her role as Dr Meredith Grey. It is currently on its 17th season.
McKidd, who has played Dr Owen Hunt since 2008, was asked by Digital Spy over his thoughts on the rumours and whether he feels the show still has plenty of life left in it.
“My gut tells me that this isn’t our last season,” he said.
“I don’t know why, I don’t know what it’s based on. I hope it isn’t, because at this point, I’m a first-generation immigrant to America. So this has become my second family – all these people in this crew and in this cast. So I’d just miss everybody if it was over.
“And I still feel as though we have relevant stories to tell. I feel as though we went through kind of a lull and a dip a few years ago. I think we’re kind of on this incredible upswing. It’s a testament to Krista Vernoff and all the writers.
“I feel as though we have stories to tell, so that’s where I’m at with it. I don’t really listen to the speculation, because all of it is beyond my control anyway. But I hope [it isn’t the last season]. I’m definitely game to keep going.”
Last October, Pompeo – whose current contract runs out at the end of the season – offered an update saying that nothing has been decided yet.
“I don’t take the decision lightly,” she said. “We employ a lot of people, and we have a huge platform. And I’m very grateful for it.”