Followers of “Gray’s Anatomy” know the present will not be the identical with out Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Gray, however her farewell is rapidly approaching. As beforehand reported by Variety, viewers have seen loads much less of Dr. Gray in season 19 because of the actor’s function in a forthcoming Hulu present, which continues to be untitled. Though it will likely be nice to see Pompeo in a brand new half, it implies that she’s taken a again seat within the long-running ABC drama. Pompeo continues to be narrating each episode and continues to function one of many present’s government producers, however she’ll formally say goodbye to her character (for now, that’s) subsequent 12 months.

ABC set a date for Pompeo’s ultimate episode: Feb. 23. Her departure will probably be featured within the present’s winter return. Following its fall finale, which aired on Nov. 10, “Gray’s Anatomy” launched a promo teaser for season 19’s continuation, sharing a glimpse of Pompeo’s ultimate episode: the winter premiere. For these following the present, Pompeo’s Meredith pronounces her goodbye by sharing that she’s leaving for a job alternative in Boston to work on a remedy for Alzheimer’s.

In honor of that approaching finish, Pompeo shared an Instagram put up on Nov. 17 celebrating her time on the sequence. “I’m eternally grateful and humbled by the love and assist you have got all proven me, Meredith GREY and the present for 19 seasons!” the actor wrote. “By means of all of it . . . none of it . . . would have been doable with out the most effective followers on the planet. You all are RIDERS and also you all have made the journey so enjoyable and ICONIC!! I like you madly and respect you proper again.”

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She additionally hinted that she may return to the sequence. “This is not your first time on the rollercoaster,” she added. “You already know the present should go on and I will positively be again to go to. With plenty of love and immense gratitude XoE 🙏🏼❤️”.

As for Pompeo’s upcoming Hulu function, all we all know proper now could be that the streamer has green-lit eight episodes centered round a Midwestern household who undertake who they suppose is an 8-year-old woman with a uncommon type of dwarfism. Nevertheless, they quickly start to query her identification, throwing their very own relationships into turmoil as they uncover that she won’t be precisely who she says she is.

The present relies on the true story of a lady named Natalia Grace Barnett, whose official age was modified from 8 to 22 in a 2012 court docket order, per Journal & Courier, although the case has continued to develop since then. Along with performing within the present, Pompeo additionally serves as an government producer, working alongside Katie Robbins (“The Affair”), Erin Levy (“Mad Males”), and some different members of her Calamity Jane manufacturing firm.

Whereas this may occasionally imply much less display time for Meredith Gray, this definitely is not the tip for Pompeo.