ABC has yet to officially confirm the Glee vet’s casting, but photos surfaced Friday on social media showing Morrison shooting a scene with Grey’s regular Justin Chambers (whose Alex is intimately involved with Jo) on location in Los Angeles. That same day Morrison revealed via Instagram that he is playing a character named “Dr. Paul Stadler,” although he stopped short of confirming the project in question is Grey’s Anatomy.
Last month, TVLine broke the news that Shonda Rhimes & Co. were quietly looking for a Caucasian actor in his mid 40s to play a new doctor who is “appealing, charismatic and charming,” but also “manipulative” with a “scary dark side.” The MD in question was poised to turn up at the end of the current 13th season and likely return in the fall.
Scroll down to check out Morrison’s Instagram tease, and then hit the comments with your theories about his role.
Matthew Morrison’s IG story confirmed it’s him in #GreysAnatomy episode 13.23! 😂
He says he’s playing Dr. Paul Stadler pic.twitter.com/ckaaz62r4G
— JustinChambersOnline (@JChambersOnline) March 25, 2017