Grey’s Anatomy’s Justin Chambers to make TV return away from ABC drama in huge new role

Grey's Anatomy release teaser for Alex Karev’s final episode

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Grey’s Anatomy aired its monumental 17th season on ABC this Spring and, while fans can look forward to another season later this year, former star Justin Chambers has been added to a hotly-anticipated new Paramount+ series The Offer.

Justin Chambers’ character Alex Karev on Grey’s Anatomy was an initially unliked member of the team but he later became a beloved doctor for the remainder of his 16-season run.

Alex was a surgical intern before obtaining a permanent position as a pediatric surgeon.

The character was also known to have many relationships amongst his colleagues, including Meredith Grey (played by Ellen Pompeo), Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl), and George O’Malley (TR Knight).

Chambers left the series in the season 16 episode Leave a Light On, which saw Alex leave to be with Izzie and their children.

However, ever since the actor left the series, viewers have been wondering what he will do next.

TV Line reports that Chambers has now just joined the cast of upcoming Paramount+ series The Offer, where he will portray the legendary actor Marlon Brando.

The Offer will follow the making of 1972’s The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, as he and producer Al Ruddy struggle to finish the disastrous three-year production.

Brando starred in the film as Vito Corleone, winning him his second Best Actor Oscar in 1973.

The Offer will consist of 10 episodes and has been confirmed as a limited series.

Chambers will star alongside Miles Teller as Ruddy and The Walking Dead’s Dan Fogler as Coppola.

Nikki Toscano, who produced Jordan Peele’s Hunters and 24: Legacy, will write the series, as well as executive produce, along with series creator Michael Tolkin.

Toscano has also been named series showrunner, and the real Ruddy will produce as well alongside star Teller.

The Godfather is frequently considered one of the greatest films of all time, with Brando’s infamous Don becoming an integral aspect of modern society’s pop culture.

Before production, Coppola deemed Brando the only man who could play the part of Vito.

However, the studios were against the idea due to his prior films failing at the box office and his known temper.

Despite the studios desperately pushing Ernest Borgnine to receive the part, Coppola refused and finally signed Brando after months of dispute with the Paramount studios.

There is no word as of yet as to how the series will explore the production but viewers will surely be excited to see Chambers portray such an icon.

There is also another production arriving soon that explores Coppola’s struggle to get the crime drama made.

Titled Francis and the Godfather, the upcoming film from director Barry Levinson, will focus on Coppola’s difficulties with producer Robert Evans during filming.

Oscar Isaac will play Coppola, Jake Gyllenhaal will be Evans, and joining them is The Handmaid’s Tale’s Elisabeth Moss as Francis’ wife Eleanor, as well as Elle Fanning as actress Ali MacGraw, who was married to Evans at the time but later had an affair with icon Steve McQueen.

Coppola’s productions have become infamous over the decades so it’ll certainly be interesting watching Chambers step into Brando’s shoes.

Seasons 1 to 16 of Grey’s Anatomy are available on Amazon Prime now.

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