The physician is in — once more.
Kate Walsh is returning to the position that made her a TV star: Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery. She’s going to reprise her career-making character in a multi-episode arc throughout Season 18.
Walsh’s Addison is the famed gynecological and neonatal surgeon who was as soon as wed to Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd (former solid member Patrick Dempsey, 55), and boasts a sophisticated historical past with title character Dr. Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo, 51).
“I’m so excited to be dwelling once more,” the 53-year-old actress confirmed Thursday through the official Instagram for ABC’s long-running medical cleaning soap opera.
The announcement — the most recent in a sequence of return appearances by previous solid members equivalent to Dempsey, Isaiah Washington, T.R. Knight, Chyler Leigh and Eric “McSteamy” Dane — despatched the account’s 8.4 million followers right into a bona fide fan frenzy. (A number of former co-stars go into the remark act, too.) The submit had greater than 1 million likes as of Friday morning.
Addison’s storyline for Season 18 has not but been revealed, Deadline reported.
So far, Emmy winners Sandra Oh, 50, and Katherine Heigl, 42, now are the one unique leads to not return to the sequence for a minimum of a cameo look. Followers shouldn’t maintain out a lot hope for “The Chair” and “Killing Eve” star’s return, as Oh just lately lamented how “traumatic” her time was on “Gray’s Anatomy.”
Walsh made her “Gray’s Anatomy” debut in 2005 the Season 1 cliffhanger as Dr. Derek Shepherd’s estranged spouse. Initially booked as a recurring character, she clicked with followers and shortly turned a sequence common. Present creator Shonda Rhimes later created “Personal Apply,” a derivative constructed round Addison, who relocated to Los Angeles. The sequence ran for six seasons from 2007 to 2013.
She went on to star within the sequence “Unhealthy Choose” and “13 Causes Why” and just lately recurred as The Handler within the first two seasons of Netflix’s hit comedian guide adaptation “The Umbrella Academy,” and guest-starred on “Emily in Paris.” Her movie credit embody “Underneath the Tuscan” solar with Diane Lane, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” with Emma Watson, “Sincere Thief” with Liam Neeson and “TK” with John Cusack. She is at present starring within the sci-fi drama “3022,” now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Season 18 of “Gray’s Anatomy” premieres Sept. 30 on ABC.