Harry Shum Jr. Joins 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 19 Cast As One Of Five New Residents At Grey Sloan

Harry Shum Jr. Joins 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 19 Cast As One Of Five New Residents At Grey Sloan

Shum Jr. is known for his roles in 'Shadowhunters,' Netflix's 'Love Hard,' 'Crazy Rich Asians,' and most recently, in the critically acclaimed 'Everything Everywhere All At Once.'

Grey’s Anatomy is one of the longest surviving shows (nothing beats The Simpsons) and still resonates with audiences across the spectrum. With the 19th season dropping on October 6, 2022, the show has added some new cast members including Harry Shum Jr. His character Daniel ‘Blue’ Kwan is “sharp-witted, impatient and brilliant. He is generous by nature but competitive to a fault, naturally gifted, and used to winning at everything. A family crisis interfered with his career plans and now he’s got a lot to prove,” Deadline reports. 


Joining Shum Jr. are Adelaide Kane who plays Jules Millin, a first-year surgical resident who “was raised by drug-addled artist/hippies and somehow emerged as the only real grown-up in the family,” Alexis Floyd who plays Simone Griffin, “a first-year surgical resident who is high-achieving, funny and whip-smart,” Niko Terho who plays Lucas Adams, “a first-year surgical resident described as ‘the charming black sheep of his family’” and Midori Francis who plays a “scrappy first-year surgical resident Mika Yasuda.” All five will play first-year surgical residents at Grey Sloan, which was ordered to disband and rebuild its teaching program in the Season 18 finale, TV Line reported. 


Shum Jr. is known for his roles in Fox’s Glee, The LXD (Legion of Extraordinary Dancers)—a dance series in which he stars, produces, and, co-choreographs, and a Hulu dance series created by Jon M. Chu who also directed Shum Jr. in the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians. Additionally, he is known for playing the great Magnus Bane in the Shadowhunters series. Netflix managed to rope in Shum Jr. for the film Love Hard where he plays the insecure elder brother. Most recently, he starred in the critically acclaimed Everything Everywhere All At Once. He’s next set to reprise his Crazy Rich Asians role of Charlie Wu in the upcoming spinoff movie which centers around Gemma Chan’s character, Astrid Young Teo, and her romance with Charlie.


With his role in Grey’s Anatomy, Shum Jr. diversifies his already eclectic acting credit list. Grey’s Anatomy is described as a show where “Surgical interns and their supervisors embark on a medical journey where they become part of heart-wrenching stories and make life-changing decisions in order to become the finest doctors.” The show has carried many stars like Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, and Patrick Dempsey to worldwide recognition. Created by Shonda Rhimes (Bridgerton, Scandal), Grey’s Anatomy has become the longest-running scripted primetime show currently airing on ABC, and the longest scripted primetime series carried by ABC. Audiences still tune in to watch Meredith Grey as she navigates through her relationships with new characters and problems within the medical community. 


New Episodes of Grey’s Anatomy come out on October 6, 2022. 

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