We’re only half way through Grey’s Anatomy season 13, and yet there’s already some news regarding the cast for next season!
It looks like Jerrika Hinton will be exiting Grey’s Anatomy after this season. It doesn’t come as much surprise as the actress has been looking for roles elsewhere. Origianlly, the actress was looking to star in another Shondaland series. Instead, she’ll be making the move to HBO to star in Alan Ball’s upcoming untitled series.
According to TV Line it’s not yet known if the character will be written out permanently (Grey’s Anatomy does love to dramatically kill off characters) or if they’re planning for Stephanie to return in a guest role at some point.
Stephanie currently isn’t involved in any major storylines so it’s anyone’s guess what will happen. The writers could continue to keep her character pretty low priority and her exit would have little impact. Or they could use the opportunity to make her prominent for the rest of her stay on the series and then send her out with a bang.