Grey's Anatomy star cast in controversial Netflix show Insatiable

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Grey's Anatomy actor Alex Landi has landed a recurring role in Netflix's controversial series Insatiable.

The series debuted on the streaming service last year and was immediately met with criticism, with some critics slamming it as an "offensive mess" and over 200,000 people calling for it to be cancelled.

But despite the backlash, Netflix handed it a second season renewal, which will see Landi join the cast in an undisclosed, recurring role.

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Landi is currently making waves on Grey’s Anatomy as Dr Nico Kim, who is involved in the show's first same-sex storyline between two male doctors with co-star Jake Borelli (Dr Levi Schmitt).

Back in December, he discussed playing an Asian LGBTQ+ character, saying the role was "super special".

"Asians are represented, I think, by less than three percent in entertainment, LGBTQ being less than 1 percent, so for them to combine both of those categories into one role is super special, and I'm so happy that I can take that on," he told Gay Times.

"I just hope I do it right," Landi continued. "I just hope the way I do it is accepted by everyone.

"I want to take these two categories and make everyone look strong. I want to get rid of that stereotype and give them a different look on the LGBTQ community. I just hope I'm making everyone proud."

Insatiable is available to stream on Netflix now. Grey's Anatomy airs on ABC in the US and on Sky Living and NOW TV in the UK.

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