'Grey's Anatomy' Spin-Off Adds Jay Hayden and Four More Actors

Grey Damon, Okierieta Onaodowan, Danielle Savre and Barret Doss have been tapped to play firefighters on the untitled spin-off, which is set to air mid-season.

AceShowbiz - The upcoming "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off, which is set to focus on a Seattle firehouse, continues to take shape by adding actors to its cast. Jay Haden, who previously co-starred in Shondaland and ABC's drama "The Catch", has been tapped to join the show in a series regular role, Deadline reports.

Hayden is set to portray a firefighter named Travis, but details of the character are kept under wraps as of now. Hayden's credits include CBS' "SEAL Team" and The CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend".

In addition to Hayden, the upcoming series adds four more actors to the cast as series regulars. Among them are Grey Damon ("Aquarius"), Okierieta Onaodowan ("Hamilton"), Danielle Savre ("Too Close to Home") and Barret Doss ("Marvel's Iron Fist").

According to Deadline, the four will take the roles of firefighters. Damon is cast as Lieutenant Jack, Onaodowan as Dean, Savre as Maya, with Doss portraying a character named Victoria. They will join leading lady Jaina Lee Ortiz and the mothership series' Jason George on the upcoming 10-part drama.

The untitled spin-off follows the group of heroic firefighters in a Seattle firehouse. The first episode of the series will be launched as a planted spin-off and air as part of an episode of ABC's long-running medical drama. The lead characters will be introduced in the episode before the spin-off launches in midseason.

Hailing from "Grey's Anatomy" showrunner Stacy McKee, the spin-off has been picked up on ABC for 2017-2018 season. "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 perfect backdrop for this exciting spinoff," said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey.

The spin-off marks the second show spinning off "Grey's Anatomy". Previously, ABC aired another "Grey's" spin-off, "Private Practice", which revolves around Kate Walsh's character, Dr. Addison Montgomery. The show ran for six seasons from 2007 to 2013.

McKee also serves as executive producer alongside Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers as well as writes the script for the firehouse spin-off.

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