‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Casts Alex Landi as First Gay Male Surgeon
ABC is adding another surgeon to the staff at Grey Sloan Memorial with the latest Grey’s Anatomy casting news.
Alex Lundi will step into the series during its fifteenth season as Dr. Nico Kim who is the show’s first gay male surgeon TV Line reported. Considering the exit of Jessica Capshaw — she played one of the show’s main LGBTQ characters — Landi is a welcome addition in means of representation.
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The actor who is of Korean and Italian descent is set to debut on the show this and will appear in a recurring capacity. His past credits include small roles on shows like Bull. Further details about his character have been kept quiet including how long he’ll appear.
Landi joins previously announced Season 15 casting addition Chris Carmack who recently finished his stint on the country drama Nashville. Kim Raver is also returning in a full-time capacity alongside Scandal‘s Jeff Perry who will return as Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) father par-time.
It’s easy to say that Landi’s character won’t serve as a love interest for Meredith as speculation about potential romance in this “Season of Love” continue to build. Either way, Landi joins the ranks of fellow LGBTQ Grey’s characters such as the aforementioned Jessica Capshaw’s Arizona Robbins as well as Sara Ramirez‘s Callie Torres.
Catch Landi when he checks into Grey Sloan Memorial this fall.
Grey’s Anatomy, Season 15 Premiere, Thursday, September 27, 8/7c, ABC