Geena Davis joins Grey’s Anatomy

2014-08-09_2349More big screen stars are turning to the small screen, with Geena Davis joining Grey’s Anatomy.

Davis, who previously played the lead in Commander in Chief, has a major guest arc in the eleventh season as a surgeon at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. It’s not clear if her character will fill the void left by Cristina Yang’s (Sandra Oh) move to Zurich.

Meanwhile James Marsden is joining Westworld as Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to a small frontier town.

He joins Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright in HBO’s new version of the 1973 Western thriller.

Elsewhere Kyle McLachlan (Twin Peaks, Desperate Housewives) has a recurring role in the second season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Source: Deadline, Variety, TVLine

13 Comments:

  1. @Jezza – season 9. S8 finale was a plane crash with multiple cast members involved. Lexie died at the site, Mark died in hospital afterwards. The surviving doctors successfully sued the hospital for sending them on a dodgy plane, the settlement sent the hospital broke, so the doctors got together and bought the hospital, renaming it Grey Sloan Memorial after Lexie & Mark.

  2. @Jduder – Kyle McLachlan is going to be playing Skye’s father, the one who Raina spoke to in the Season 1 finale when she said “I found your daughter.”

  3. If ‘Westworld’ is a version of the movie premise then it’s not a western, it’s a scifi show about a fantasy holiday resort with naughty robots-as to Gina Davis-Jesus H Christ!-they’re still making Greys?

  4. harrypotter1994

    @jezza 3rd time it’s happened but this name change happened when the docs took ownership after the plane crash in s9. Was to commemorate the 2 that died in the crash

  5. Geena Davis last bid studio gig was a supporting role in Stuart Little II in 2002 and her last big lead was The Long Kiss Goodnight in 1996.

    She is not stranger to TV starting out with appearances in Fantasy Island. Family Ties and Remington Still and in the last decade she has done The Geena Davis Show, Commander in Chief, a couple of low budget TVMs and miniseries and a guest spot on Will and Grace.

  6. How major is it? Do you think Seven can successfully relaunch the show? People except die hards don’t watch because it’s been tired for years.

  7. I’ve always liked Geena Davis, so I’m happy she’s going to be on a show I still very much enjoy even after all these years. I wonder who Kyle is going to play in AoS?

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