A couple weeks ago I told you ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ was searching for a new hot doctor, well now they have found him. Shondaland has cast Martin Henderson to join the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Martin, 40, starred in Shonda Rhime’s short lived ‘Off the Map’ and in the Australian ‘Secrets and Lies’.
An ABC rep confirmed the casting to TVLine, but wouldn’t give any further details.
What will this guy’s specialty be? Do the writers think he can fill the void left by Patrick Dempsey?
Kelly McCreary appeared on the show in the season 10 finale playing Maggie Pierce, the new heart surgeon. Kelly never replaced Sandra Oh, but she did bring something special to her role and I did end up liking her character.
I think that’s the most we can hope for from Martin. He will never replace Derek, but he can bring something new to the cast and show.
Will Martin’s character have a love interest? That’s certainly where the show thrived in the beginning. Who could that love interest be? Stephanie and Maggie haven’t settled down yet, so they could be easily paired with him. Or Callie, who is playing for both teams again. Just don’t put Meredith with him because then he will really feel like a replacement for Derek and it’s way to soon to pair Meredith with anyone.
I’ve seen Martin in ‘The Ring’ back in 2002 and ‘Smokin’ Aces’ in 2006. Both were completely different characters. He played the ex-boyfriend who got sucked into the mystery in ‘The Ring’. I liked his character and was upset when [spoiler alert!] he was killed off. In ‘Smokin’ Aces’ he was a little bit crazy, but that probably had something to do with his the bullet wound on his hand and the hyperthermia. He was a part of a team trying to get Aces before anyone else did.
After seeing the New Zealand born actor in these two roles, I’m very curious to see what he has in store for us in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.
According to TVLine, we won’t have to wait long to meet the new doctor, he will appear in the season 12 premiere on Thursday, September 24 at 8/7c.
Do you like who ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ picked for their new sexy surgeon?