Actor Robert I Mesa, who belongs to the tribes of Navajo and Soboba, has been roped to massive title as James Chee, the first Indigenous doctor on the long-running scientific drama Gray’s Anatomy.
Mesa, who made his debut on the ABC account for throughout the third episode of its ongoing seventeenth season, as a result of the intern Chee, has been promoted as a recurring cast member.
Per Variety, the character of Chee was as soon as launched as piece of the unique class of interns at Gray Sloan Memorial Well being heart, who’re embarking on their careers as medical doctors ultimately of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mesa’s diversified puny present cloak credit embody Leonardo DiCaprio-produced The Males Who Constructed The US: The Frontiersman for the Historical past Channel and Robert Rodriguez’s From Nightfall Till Harm of day: The Assortment.
Additionally a visible artist and photographer, Mesa final one year carried out in Mary Kathryn Nagle’s Manhatta, the first Yale Repertory Theatre manufacturing of a play written by a Native playwright.
In the meantime, the way forward for Gray’s Anatomy is in a repair, as sequence lead large title Ellen Pompeo negotiates her contract.
Solely throughout the close to previous, showrunner Krista Vernoff acknowledged that she is planning “for each contingencies” of a season and sequence finale for the standard and critically acclaimed drama.
The sequence, created by Shonda Rhimes, aired on ABC in 2005.