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Grey’s Anatomy Star James Pickens Jr. Reveals Season 19 Surgical Residents

Grey’s Anatomy star James PIckens Jr. [Image @therealjamespickens/Instagram]

Fans are looking forward to season 19 of the long-running medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy and now, a first look has been revealed. James Pickens Jr., who plays Dr. Richard Webber on the ABC show, has shared an image of the five, first-year surgical residents that are joining the show.

James Pickens Jr. shares images of new Grey’s Anatomy stars

Judging by the Instagram post, it looks like the new cast members on Grey’s Anatomy have already been put to work at Grey Sloan Memorial. Meanwhile, James Pickens, Jr. himself appears in the image as Dr. Richard Webber. In his caption, Pickens wrote, “Let’s give a warm welcome to the new Interns of the Grey’s family, excited for season 19.”

Grey;s Anatomy star James Pickens Jr. shares image of new surgical residents
Niko Terho, Adelaide Kane, Midori Francis, James Pickens Jr., Harry Shum Jr. and Alexis Floyd  [Image @therealjamespickens/Instagram]

About the new surgical residents

Looking at the image from left to right first is Niko Terho, who starred opposite Grey’s Anatomy star, Jake Borelli in the 2020 movie, The Thing about Harry. Meanwhile, in season 19, he plays Lucas Adams, a doctor who is determined to prove himself as a surgeon, like many in his family before him.

Moreover, next in line is Adelaide Kane (Reign) as Jules Millin. As noted by Screenrant, Jules was raised by a drug-addled artist/hippie and apparently ended up being the only real adult in the family. Third in line is Midori Francis (Sex Lives of College Girls, in the role of Mika Yasuda. Mika is apparently a middle child with eight siblings, who is used to being overlooked and underestimated. Meanwhile, she uses this to her advantage.

Harry Shum, Jr. joins cast of ABC's Grey's Anatomy
Harry Shum, Jr. joins the cast of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy [Image @harryshumjr/Instagram]

Fourth in line is Harry Shum Jr. (Glee) in the role of Daniel “Blue” Kwan. As previously reported, his character is a sharp-witted, impatient and brilliant resident. Moreover, he is known to be generous by nature, but competitive to a fault.

Meanwhile, fifth in line is Alexis Floyd (Inventing Anna) in the role of Simone Griffin. Reportedly, she is a high-achieving and smart young woman who grew up in Seattle. However, she never wanted to work at Grey Sloan due to a painful personal history with the hospital. No doubt, we will learn more about this when the new season airs.

What else is happening with the cast?

As noted by the Los Angeles Times, Ellen Pompeo will be pulling back from her duties as Meredith Grey. In season 19, she will appear in a “limited capacity” and only in eight episodes. Pompeo will remain as executive producer and will still narrate each episode. However, she is busy with a new role, starring and executive producing a new Hulu orphan/adoption limited series.

Fans don’t have too long to wait, as season 19 of Grey’s Anatomy premieres on Thursday, October 6, at 8/8c on ABC.

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