Grey's Anatomy casts series' first gay male surgeon

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Grey's Anatomy is introducing its first gay male surgeon for its 15th season.

Alex Landi, half-Korean, has been confirmed to play recurring character Dr Nico Kim, reports TVLine.

However, no plot details regarding Nico have been revealed.

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Nico is a first for the long-running ABC medical drama, which is a little surprising given the number of LGBTQ+ characters the show has had in the past.

Jessica Capshaw played Dr Arizona Robbins, but she left Grey's Anatomy at the end of season 14 after being axed.

Capshaw departed alongside Sarah Drew (Dr April Kepner), and in a recent interview, Drew admitted that she found the exit "painful".

"It would have been hard for me to walk away from that job," she said.

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Photo credit: ABC

"In the midst of it, I was devastated that Jackson and April wasn't an endgame. I thought Jackson and April were meant to get back together and they were going to get married again and realise they'd been crazy and it was just going to be this long, slow burn."

Grey's Anatomy is bringing back Dr Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) and Meredith Grey's father Thatcher (Jeff Perry) for the 15th season, while adding a new orthopaedic surgeon played by Nashville's Chris Carmack.

Grey's Anatomy returns on ABC in the US on Thursday, September 27 at 8pm ET and airs on Sky Living in the UK.

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