Abigail Spencer, who played Megan Hunt in “Grey’s Anatomy,” will return to the ABC medical drama in a recurring role for its upcoming 18th season. According to ABC representatives, Spencer’s Megan will first appear in the season premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy” on September 30 at 9 pm.
Megan, who is the younger sister of Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), is also a trauma surgeon and was presumed dead after missing for 10 years during the Iraq War. In the Season 13 finale and at the start of Season 14, Megan was released from captivity and returned to Seattle. There, she reconnected with Owen and underwent the necessary operation to close a wound she sustained during a bombing raid. After recovering, Megan moved to Los Angeles with her son, Farouk, a Syrian orphan she had raised, and Nathan (Martin Henderson), her fiance. Megan’s season 14 arc ended with all three play happily on a beach (although Megan did appear in an episode of Season 15).
As is typically the case with long-running dramas, “Grey’s Anatomy” underwent a number of cast changes prior to season 18. As its 17th season drew to a close, Giacomo Gianniotti, Greg Germann and Jesse Williams left the series. But original leaders Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. are all set to return for the coming season, as was announced in May.
And Spencer is one of the many returning actors in “Grey’s” this season, with Kate Walsh as Addison Montgomery and Kate Burton as Ellis Gray.
Spencer recently starred in “Rebel,” the one-season ABC legal drama created by “Grey’s” showrunner Krista Vernoff. Over the years, she has played key roles in “Mad Men”, “Rectify”, “True Blood” and “Timeless”. Spencer is replaced by Untitled Entertainment and United Talent.