Grey’s Anatomy will have its first gay romance

Grey’s Anatomy is set to have its first-ever queer romance between two men.

New character Dr Nico Kim, played by Alex Landi, was already positioned to become the first gay surgeon to appear on the show, which will start its fifteenth season on Thursday (September 27).

The latest offering from the ABC hit series has been nicknamed the “Season of Love” by the cast, according to PopSugar, and it seems like this romantic theme will include Dr Kim.

Landi’s character will apparently be the focus of an intern’s attentions (alexlandi7/instagram)

James Pickens Jr, whose character Richard has been with the programme since it began in 2005, told the publication that one of the hospital’s youngest staff members gets a crush on Dr Kim.

“He catches the eye of one of the interns, and it’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out,” he explained.

Giacomo Gianniotti, who plays Dr Andrew DeLuca, also told PopSugar that “there’s gonna be a power dynamic” in the relationship.

The show has featured queer female surgeons, but never a queer male surgeon (ABC)

“Someone might be on a higher level, someone might be on a lower level.”

It sounds like there’s plenty of drama, romance and much-needed queer representation to come from this coupling—and we would expect nothing less from Grey’s Anatomy.

The show has repeatedly made leaps forward in terms of LGBT+ storylines and characters.

Last season, it featured transgender actress Candis Cayne as a patient who came to Grey Sloan for a revolutionary vaginoplasty surgery.

The show’s writers were inspired by the story of Hayley Anthony, a trans woman who helped Dr Jess Ting to create a new way of performing such surgeries.

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