Patrick Dempsey Is Finally Returning to TV After Grey’s Departure 2 Years Ago
Patrick Dempsey has said goodbye to Dr. McDreamy forever, but don’t worry fans, he is returning to television!
The former Grey’s Anatomy actor is heading back to the small screen in the upcoming Epix adaptation of the novel, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair.
The 10-part series is already filming in Montreal and will be the 51-year-old’s first time back on TV just two years after his character, Derek Shepherd — spoiler alert! — died on Grey’s.
In the new series, the father of three will play Harry Quebert, a literary icon who finds himself indicted for murder.
The series — which takes place in Maine — focuses on Marcus Goldman, played by Ben Schnetzer, who is a young novelist being mentored by Harry.
Marcus’s mentoring gets turned upside down after Harry is accused of murdering 15-year-old Nola Kellergan.
Along with Patrick and Ben, the series also stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Virginia Madsen.
"Joël Dicker's exquisite thriller, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair has captivated a worldwide audience with its complicated tale of love and lies,” Steve Stark, MGM’s President, said.
“I am thrilled that this first class ensemble cast led by Patrick Dempsey and the incomparable director Jean-Jacques Annaud, get to bring provocative page-turner to life.”
Following his departure from the hit ABC show, the Sweet Home Alabama star opened up about why he’ll probably never be able to do network television again.
"I would commit to a show that is 10 to 12 episodes. But 24 again, I don't know if i would do that," he said to EW.
"It's a very hard life. It's financially rewarding but there comes a point where how much is enough, really?"
And, after more than 10 years on Grey’s, it was time for the Made of Honor actor to find something else to do.
"It had been long enough. It was time for me to move on with other things and other interests,” he told People.
“I probably should have moved on a couple of years earlier. I stayed a bit longer than I should have."
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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair will likely debut on Epix in 2018.