The Grey's Anatomy Firefighter Spinoff Has Cast Its Big Boss

Miguel Sandoval in Medium

There are long running TV shows, and then there's ABC's Grey's Anatomy. The medical drama is currently in the midst of its whopping 14th season on the network, and it's ratings indicate that there's no signs of slowing down. And now ABC is looking to cash in on Grey's continued popularity by expanding the universe with a new spinoff. The untitled show will feature on Seattle Firefighters that work alongside the medical professionals in the original series. The cast for the new show has slowly been assembling, and now it look like they've found their version of Chief Webber, in the form of actor Miguel Sandoval.

This news comes to us from TV Line, which reports that Miguel Sandoval will playing Captain Pruitt in the Grey's Anatomy spinoff. He, along with the rest of the new starring cast, will premiere sometime this season on Grey's, setting up the fire-focused spinoff for a midseason premiere later this year. Now we'll just have to wait and see how Richard Webber interacts with his firefighter counterpart.

Miguel Sandoval has had a pretty lengthy career in both TV and film. On the small screen, he is perhaps best known for his long tenure as D.A. Manuel Devalos on Medium, opposite Patricia Arquette. In addition to a ton of guest spots on various shows, he was also a series regular on FOX's doomed series L.A. Firefighters. Let's hope his second chance at playing a Firefighter doesn't go up in flames this time. On film, he's had small roles in some seriously big projects including Do The Right Thing and Jurassic Park, as well as appearing as himself in Bruno.

Miguel Sandoval is the most recent cast member to be announced for the untitled Grey's Anatomy spinoff. He'll be joined by Grey Damon (Friday Night Lights), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hamilton on Broadway), Barrett Doss (Iron Fist), and Jay Hayden (The Catch).

Additionally, Grey's Anatomy actor Jason George will reprise his role as Ben Warren in the new show. While it's exciting that a Grey's character will be a regular on the spinoff, one has to wonder exactly how Warren ends up involved with the fire department. He's currently in the midst of his surgical residency, so it's not like he has the time to spare. Perhaps we'll see Bailey and Warren get into some serious marital strife during Season 14, eventually inspiring him to start his own adventure outside of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. We'll just have to wait and see how Season 14 of Grey's Anatomy helps to set up the spinoff, as well as Warren's involvement.

Grey's Anatomy airs new episodes Thursday on ABC, alongside Shonda Rhimes' two other shows on the network. In the meantime, be sure to check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.