TVLine has obtained the official key art for Season 12 of the ABC medical drama, and it features Pompeo’s recovering widow Meredith front, center, solo and perched under a black umbrella.
But the image, and accompanying “Let the sun shine” tagline, confirm that the Seattle-based storm clouds surrounding McDreamy’s death have passed and clear skies are on the horizon for Mer. It also underscores the “much lighter tone” Grey’s will take on in general in Season 12, exec producer Shonda Rhimes recently revealed.
“Meredith is single and she is living this life that she’s never thought she’d be living again,” shared Rhimes. “That evolution… is beautiful.”
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