Now that Grey's Anatomy Season 9 is less than two weeks away (it premieres September 27), it's time to once again take stock of the many new characters we know of.
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To start, here are the notable casting notices we know of:
Dr. Parker: “a top-of-his-game physician in his 40s or 50s”
Dr. Mel Barnett: “slightly younger” doctor. According to an ABC press release about the Season 9 premiere, he is played by Philip Casnoff.
Male medical professional: “smart,” “not Hollywood handsome”
Female medical professional: “smart,” “not Hollywood pretty”
Female patient: “girl-next-door pretty”
Another doctor: A mid-40s male doc who's a "genuinely good guy" and will be in more than one episode.
And these are the actors who have confirmed roles in the new season:
Camilla Luddington will be playing a "young doctor," named Josephine. She currently has a recurring role, with the potential to become a regular. Will she be one of the interns Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Cristina (Sandra Oh) end up teaching in their new role as attendings?
Gaius Charles has an as-yet undescribed recurring role. According to a press release about the Season 9 premiere, he is playing a character named "Shane."
Steven Culp has a recurring role as a "top dog doctor," though whether he'll work at Seattle Grace-Mercy West or elsewhere is not yet known. According to the Season 9 premiere press release, he plays Dr. Parker.
Jerrika Hinton has been cast in a recurring role as an intern named Stephanie.
Dominic Hoffman will play a doc who sticks around Seattle Grace-Mercy West for "at least one episode." Could he be the "good guy" doctor?
Tina Majorino has been cast in a top-secret role. Do you think she could be the girl-next-door pretty patient? From the Season 9 premiere press release, we know her character is named Heather.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 will premiere on Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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