Get All The Details On The Queer Cast Of “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 19

Grey's Anatomy season 19 poster.

“Grey’s Anatomy” season 19 is just around the corner, and there are plenty of changes in store! This season will include several new faces. Here’s what you need to know about what’s in store for “Grey’s Anatomy” season 19.

After the season 18 finale, as the hospital's teaching program was shut down, “Grey’s Anatomy” season 19 will introduce a new class of five ambitious new interns, who are sure to bring their own unique skills and personalities to the show.

New Season, New Doctors

Let me introduce you to the new characters that will join the Grey's family in the upcoming season:

Jules Millin

Adelaide Kane as Dr Jules Millin.

Jules Millin is a first-year surgical resident who was raised by drug-addicted artists and hippies. As a result, she became the only actual adult in her family. So Jules is bossy, but she nevertheless shows a big heart.

Her debut will be a nod to the very first episode of the series in which, remember, Meredith realizes she had a one-night stand with Derek, an attending at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

Well, Jules learns that she accidentally slept with an attending, namely Dr. Atticus “Link” Lincoln (Chris Carmack). Consequently, this may create some awkwardness between them since they will be working together closely in the future.

Benson “Blue” Kwan

Harry Shum Jr. as Dr Benson

Benson “Blue” Kwan is full of wit and ambition. He feels an innate obligation to help those around him, while still striving to be the best he can be - a true competitor at heart. However, a family crisis disrupted his plans and put him on a path of needing to show everyone what he's capable of.

Simone Griffith

Alexis Floyd as Dr Simone Griffith.

Simone Griffith is funny, whip-smart first-year surgical resident with a complicated family dynamic, she grew up in Seattle but never wanted to work at Grey Sloan due to her painful personal history with the hospital. Simone is very invested in her work and has some sort of emotional connection to it.

Lucas Adams

Niko Terho as Dr Lucas Adams.

Lucas Adams is a first-year surgical resident who is described as “the charming black sheep of his family.” He lacks a bit of confidence, and he often second-guesses himself. He is constantly trying to prove that he deserves to be there.

Mika Yasuda

Midori Francis as Dr Mika Yasuda.

Mika Yasuda is a very joking first-year surgical resident who often gets into trouble with her sense of humor. Growing up in a large family with eight siblings, Mika is used to being like a middle child overlooked and underestimated. However, she knows how to use that to her advantage.

ABC describes her as “scrappy, confident, and determined to succeed in the program and make it to the top, despite her student loan from medical school.”

The 19th season of “Grey’s Anatomy” is sure to be an interesting one, with a whole new cast of characters. With so many different personalities, it will be interesting to see how they interact with each other and with our favorite characters.

“Fans should expect all of the things that they love about the show, but with an explosion of newness,” said Midori Francis, who plays Mika.

The Cast Of “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 19

The cast has been revamped with new and exciting additions that will surely entertain you throughout the season with, as always, plenty of drama and romance.

Two Queer Recruits

Adelaide Kane and Midori Francis.

“Grey’s Anatomy” is one of the most popular television shows, and it has always been welcoming to members of the LGBTQ+ community, both on and off-screen. The show has featured several queer characters over the years, and it has also been praised for its handling of queer relationships. Now, the show is adding two new queer members to its cast, namely:

  • Adelaide Kane (Reign), who plays Jules Millin, is openly bisexual.
  • and Midori Francis (The Sex Lives Of College Girls), who plays Mika Yasuda, is openly queer.

Other Cast Additions


Grey's Anatomy season 19 cast.

The rest of the new cast for season 19 includes:

  • Harry Shum Jr. (Glee) as Benson “Blue” Kwan
  • Alexis Floyd (The Bold Type, Dickinson) as Simone Griffith
  • Niko Terho (The Thing About Harry) as Lucas Adams

Main Cast Returning

Grey's Anatomy season 19 cast.

Here are the cast of familiar faces who will be back in the new episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy”:

  • Ellen Pompeo as Interim Chief of Surgery Meredith Grey
  • Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey
  • James Pickens Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber
  • Kevin McKidd as Dr. Owen Hunt
  • Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd
  • Camilla Luddington as Dr. Jo Wilson
  • Chris Carmack as Dr. Atticus “Link” Lincoln
  • Jake Borelli as Dr. Levi Schmitt
  • Kelly McCreary as Dr. Maggie Pierce
  • Kim Raver as Dr. Teddy Altman
  • Anthony Hill as Dr. Winston Ndugu

As any “Grey’s Anatomy” fan knows, Ellen Pompeo is the heart and soul of the medical drama. She has played the lead character, Meredith Grey, for eighteen seasons, and her performance has been central to the success of the series. However, due to her commitment to the Hulu series “Orphan”, Pompeo will only appear in a "limited capacity." She is expected to play in only eight episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” this season.

Also, know that Jesse Williams is making a return to the show. Williams, who portrayed the beloved character Dr. Jackson Avery on the show for years, will guest star in season 19. The actor is set to reprise his role in the fifth episode of the upcoming season, and speculation abounds as to what plot lines this might bring. It has been almost two years since fans last saw him on screen so it will be interesting to see if there are any surprises in store!

Recurring Cast Members

Several secondary but recurring roles will be back in season 19, namely:

  • Alex Landi as Dr. Nico Kim
  • E.R. Fightmaster as Dr. Kai Bartley
  • Jason George as Dr. Ben Warren
  • Kate Walsh as Addison Montgomery
  • Peter Gallagher as Dr. David Hamilton
  • Scott Speedman as Dr. Nick Marsh

Here’s The Trailer For "Grey's Anatomy" Season 19

In the trailer below, you’ll get a first look at the new batch of first-year surgical residents who will be joining Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. So if you’re ready for more drama, romance, and laughs, press play now and get to know the newest members of the “Grey’s Anatomy” family.

What Season 19 Will Be About?

"Grey’s Anatomy" is one of those shows that just keeps on going. Even though it’s been on the air for over a decade, it seems like there’s always something new to explore. And that’s definitely the case with season 19. While I don’t know too much about what’s in store, I’m excited to see how the show will continue to evolve.

All I know is that season 19 “will explore the ever-expanding world of modern medicine through the eyes of beloved characters old and new,” as ABC announced, which doesn’t get us very far.

Chances are this new season of the medical drama will focus a lot on new characters after some of the main characters left at the end of season 18.

We will follow them as they discover the hospital and their new responsibilities. No doubt there will be some new love stories and some conflicts here and there.

I just hope we will be able to follow a romance between two female characters to spice it up a bit.

Watch “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 19

Excited for the new season of “Grey’s Anatomy”? You can catch the premiere of season 19 on Thursday, October 6 at 9/8c on ABC. This season will consist of 22 episodes in total.

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