The 45-year-old actor, who plays Dr.
Longtime fans of the medical drama have said farewell to Dr Callie Torres, Stephanie and Eliza Minnick after the explosive season 13 finale - while getting ready for a "controversial" new doctor's first appearance. He joins an ensemble cast that includes the previously announced Jaina Lee Ortiz as the offshoot's leading lady.
"No one can interweave the jeopardy firefighters face in the line of duty with the drama in their personal lives quite like Shonda, and "Grey's" signature Seattle setting is the ideal backdrop for this exciting spinoff", said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in May. George will continue to be a series regular on Grey's Anatomy season 14 until production of the spinoff begins, at which point he will focus his attention there. The show will follow a group of Seattle firefighters in their personal and professional lives.
If so, what does that mean for his marriage to Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson)?
George's move to the spinoff comes after Ben went full firefighter mode in May's season-13 finale of Grey's Anatomy in his attempts to save Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton). The spinoff was ordered straight-to-series by ABC back in May.
Grey's Anatomy returns for its 14th season Thursday, September 28 at 8/7c with a special 2-hour premiere. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers will executive produce with McKee. Paris Barclay is on board as the producing director and exec producer.
It was announced on Tuesday evening that he will be joining the as yet untitled firefighter spinoff. He's repped by APA and Morris Yorn.