Paris Barclay
Paris Barclay will direct the upcoming episodes of the “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff. Pictured: Barclay attends Aviva Family And Children's Services' A Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Getty Images/Alberto E. Rodriguez

ABC’s untitled “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff will air as a backdoor pilot during the Season 14 premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy” this fall.

According to TV Line, the series will be helmed by Emmy-winning director Paris Barclay. The yet-to-be-titled series, which is also created by executive producer Shonda Rhimes and her team, will center on a group of firefighters in Seattle. As of late, no other detail has been released by Rhimes or ABC, but by the looks of it, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and the other doctors will have direct connections with the firefighters whenever there will be victims of fire-related accidents.

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Meanwhile, news about the upcoming “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff first came to light in May during ABC’s Upfronts week presentation. ABC network president Channing Dungey said at the time, “No one can interweave the jeopardy firefighters face in the line of duty with the drama in their personal lives quite like Shonda, and the ‘Grey’s’ signature Seattle setting is the perfect backdrop for this exciting spinoff.”

However, the firefighter-centered series will not be the first “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff to be released by Rhimes. In 2007, Kate Walsh headlined the medical drama, “Private Practice.” The show aired on the same network for a total of six seasons. Walsh played the role of Dr. Addison Montgomery, Dr. Shepherd’s (Patrick Dempsey) ex-wife. The two doctors typically crossed paths whenever they would consult with each other on various cases.

The spinoff will be written by “Grey’s Anatomy” executive producer Stacy McKee. She will also serve as executive producer alongside Rhimes and Betsy Beers, according to E! News.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy” will remain intact since the spinoff will introduce a slew of new characters. ABC Studios president Patrick Moran shared how the idea for a spinoff came together while speaking with the publication. “We talked about the elements of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ that seem to resonate with audience – emotional storytelling, deep human connection, a high-stakes environment and strong empowered women – and those elements will carry over to the spinoff,” he said.