Bridget Regan, who originated the role, was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts as she’s a regular on TNT’s “The Last Ship,” which will be in production during the time she was needed at “Grey’s,” forcing the ABC drama to recast with Spencer. Production on season two of “Timeless” isn’t expected to begin until at least
January 2018 November, leaving plenty of time off for Spencer to tackle the juicy role.
Entering its 14th season, “Grey’s Anatomy” remains ABC’s top scripted drama series. Krista Vernoff, who served as head writer and executive producer during the show’s first seven seasons is returning as a co-showrunner alongside Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.
Since departing “AMC” in 2000, Spencer has accrued many television credits, including “Angela’s Eyes,” “Mad Men,” “Hawthorne,” “Burning Love,” “True Detective,” “Suits,” “Rectify” and now “Timeless,” where she plays Lucy Preston.