American actress, director, and producer Debbie Allen showed her fans on social media a glimpse from behind the scenes of "Grey's Anatomy" as the production crew entered the 5th week of filming.
The cast and crew of "Grey's Anatomy" entered its 5th week of shooting as it continues preparations for season 17 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
While fans continue to wait for the new season's premiere, the series' executive producer, Debbie Allen showed them a glimpse of the crew members busy at work.
Debbie Allen at the Red Carpet of "Turn Me Loose" at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 15, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images
The actress, also a renowned dancer and choreographer, shared a picture that showed her with a cameraman and another crew member.
Allen was busy directing things as she gesticulated with her hands. The crew was shooting in front of a body of water. In the caption to the post, the 70-year-old wrote:
"Week #5 of shooting @GreysABC! What are you looking forward to this season? ? Let me know in the comments! HOLLA✨."
Many "Grey's Anatomy" fans thronged the comment section of Allen's post to share their excitement and feelings about the show's upcoming season.
One fan said they felt something big was going to happen in the new season and that a cure for COVID-19 would be found, while a second fan prayed for new beginnings for the series' characters, Catherine, Richard, and Debbie.
Following the return to filming, Allen said the medical series' new season could not be more relevant.
Last month, Allen was forced to set the record straight about a picture she shared on her Instagram page. The photo showed her dressed in full protective gear, holding the hand of a black female patient lying on a hospital bed.
Fans thought the picture was a spoiler for the new season, with some believing the patient was a character from the series, "Dr. Bailey. However, Allen cleared the air, saying the patient was not Dr. Bailey and that she was observing COVID-19 protocols.
The series's cast and crew returned to filming in September after going on a six-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic which forced production studios to shut down. The pandemic also caused season 16 to end earlier than scheduled.
Following the return to filming, Allen said the medical series' new season could not be more relevant and would force some of the characters to rethink their relationships. Allen also said that aside from the COVID-19 pandemic, the new season might address the Black Lives Matter movement.
"Grey's Anatomy's" showrunner, Krista Vernoff, in an exclusive interview with Variety, also revealed that the writer's room of the show agreed to tell the COVID-19 story in the new season as it was the biggest medical story of all time.
Meanwhile, Allen's bio series, "Uncensored: Debbie Allen," premiered on Sunday on TV One. The inspirational series follows the legendary director's over 40-year journey from her upbringing to her days at Howard University, remarkable career, and family.
In the bio series, fans will learn a lot from Allen's inspiring story and see the lessons that helped the icon achieve success in all of her endeavors, thus remaining ageless and relevant today.