Racism Controversy Rocks ‘Station 19’


TheStation 19 After a writer submitted a script outline that contained a racial slur, the writers’ room is now facing internal racism controversy. Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland is the studio behind both Station 19And Grey’s AnatomyThe spokesman quickly responded to the situation, and stated 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 said that the situation started when a white writer submitted a script outline to Season 6 for an episode featuring a racist character. Deadline Wednesday. Multiple times, the script used a racial slur which is derogatory to Latinos. There was “shock and disbelief”After the outline was distributed, the situation was reorganized in the writers’ area. The situation became so intense that a virtual meeting was called off.

Krista Vernoff (showrunner) is also the Grey’s AnatomyStaff received an email from showrunner requesting a follow-up meeting for Tuesday. JonesThe Tuesday meeting was attended by, a psychologist consulting group that specializes on promoting diversity in the workplace.

“We will not be meeting creatively nor should we email as a group until then,”Vernoff wrote the Monday email that was 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 virtual writers’ room remains on hold as the situation is investigated. Sources confirmed to the site that there were indeed. “previous racial issues”The following are some of the Station 19 The problem was worsened by the latest incident, which involved writers from the past.

The Shondaland series have featured some of the most diverse castings in television history for the past 20 years. They quickly took over. “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 19There will be a change in the writers’ area. Vernoff’s number two at Station 19Kiley Donovan might be assigned to a new Shondaland show. Shondaland might also consider hiring a new head writer, who is someone of color. Deadline reports. The controversial script could be scrapped entirely or the offensive part will be deleted.

Station 19It was launched in March 2018 and features Seattle Fire Fighters at its titular 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 will appear in only eight episodes of the new series. Grey’s Anatomyseason, is also an executive producers on the show.