ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy is repopulating Grey Sloan.
The Shonda Rhimes medical drama has cast six relative newcomers to play interns on the current 14th season. All six actors are making their first trip to Shondaland and will each appear in multiple-episode arcs. They will make their debut in Thursday’s episode.
Jake Borelli, who has already appeared in the first two episodes of Grey’s this season, will continues on as Levi — aka “Glasses,” the intern that Jo (Camilla Luddington) slept with. Borelli (The Thundermans) is repped by TalentWorks and Discover Management.
Rushi Kota will play Vik. Repped by Daniel Hoff Agency and Karen Forman Management, his credits include a recurring role on CBS’ Extant as well as Freeform’s Famous In Love.
Jaicy Elliot is playing the role of Taryn. Elliot is a recent graduate from Meisner school in Santa Monica and Grey’s is her first credit.
Alex Blue Davis is playing Casey. His credits include NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and 2 Broke Girls. He is with SDB Partners and Frontline Management.
Jeanine Mason is portraying Sam. Her credits include ABC’s short-lived Of Kings and Prophets and Freeform’s Bunheads. She’s with 3Arts Entertainment, Joseph Le Talent Agency and Gang Tyre.
Rounding out the intern class of season 14 is Sophia Taylor Ali as Dahlia. Her work includes MTV’s Faking It and Blumhouse’s upcoming Truth or Dare. She’s with Innovative Artists and Industry Entertainment.
The Grey’s Anatomy newbies will make their debut in Thursday’s episode, titled “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head.” During the episode, Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) confronts a difficult situation, while Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) deals with the fallout from her conversation with Nathan (Martin Henderson). Maggie (Kelly McCreary) finds herself at an awkward family dinner, Jackson (Jesse Williams) receives big news and Richard (James Pickens Jr.) and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) search for the stars of tomorrow.
The sextet joins Grey’s after series regular Jerrika Hinton exited at the end of season 13. The series has often repopulated its ranks with new interns, with Giacomo Gianniotti’s Andrew DeLuca the most recent intern to be promoted to series regular. Series regular Jason George (Ben) is also poised to transition to the upcoming firefighter Grey’s spinoff later this season, with those characters poised to be introduced in an upcoming episode of the flagship.
The additions come as Grey’s has welcomed back Kim Raver‘s Teddy and tapped Abigail Spencer as Owen’s presumed-dead sister Megan; both are appearing in multiple episodes this season. Krista Vernoff has also returned to Grey’s as co-showrunner this season, which has drawn early praise for honoring its past, moving story forward and bringing back the show’s signature banter.
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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