“Station 19” Rocked by Racism Controversy

TheStation 19 After a writer submitted a script outline that contained racial slurs, the writers’ room is now facing internal racism controversy. Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland studio, behind both Station 19 Grey’s AnatomyHe quickly responded to the situation by announcing that there would be a “reimagining”The show’s leadership structure. The ABC series is a show that focuses on firefighters. Grey’s AnatomyThe sixth season of the series will be launched on October 6.

Sources say that the story began when a white writer submitted a draft for Season 6 of a script involving a black character. Deadline Wednesday. This script contained multiple instances of a racial slur, which was demeaning towards Latinos. There was “shock and disbelief”After the outline had been passed around, it was back in the writers room. The situation became so intense that a virtual meeting was called off.

Krista Vernoff (showrunner) is also the Grey’s AnatomyShowrunner sent an email to staff regarding a follow up meeting on Tuesday. JonesA psychologist consultant group that specializes is promoting diversity and inclusion at work was invited to the Tuesday meeting.

“We will not be meeting creatively nor should we email as a group until then,”Vernoff wrote in Monday’s email, obtained by Deadline. “We will not proceed with business as usual until the recent harm and systemic issues have been addressed and healing has begun. If you are on script or outline please work on your own for the moment.”

Sources said that the writers returned to work after the Tuesday meeting. Deadline. The situation is currently being investigated, so the virtual writers’ area is still in suspended. According to sources, there has been no censorship. “previous racial issues”Among the Station 19 In the past, writers were involved in this problem. The latest incident has only made it worse.

Shondaland has featured some of television’s most diverse casts over the past twenty years. “As a company, it is in our DNA to constantly review the culture of our productions and to quickly make changes if and when they are not living up to the Shondaland values,”The company said Deadline. “A recent situation in the writers’ room at Station 19 provided us with opportunities to reimagine the structure of leadership in the name of creating a more respectful and inclusive workplace.”ABC Signature and ABC did not comment on the situation.

It is not clear how the Station 19The writers’ room will be changed. Vernoff’s number two at Station 19Kiley Donovan could be assigned to another Shondaland program. Shondaland may also hire a head writer who is of color. Deadline reports. Reports.

Station 19The show was launched March 2018, and it focuses on Seattle Fire Fighters station. Season 6 will feature Jana Lee Ortiz and Jay Hayden, Grey Damon and Jay Hayden as well as Jay Hayden, Jay Hayden. Boris Kodjoe is also featured. Stefania Spampinato (Carlos Miranda), Pat Healy, Josh Randall and Merle Dandridge are among the cast. Stacy McKee, who created the series, serves as executive producer. Ellen Pompeo, who will be appearing in eight episodes on the upcoming series, is not expected to appear. Grey’s Anatomyseason, is also an executive producers on the show.


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