Merle Dandridge, Josh Randall, and Pat Healy have all been promoted from recurring to series regular status ahead of the first-responders drama’s Season 6 debut, according to a Tuesday announcement from ABC.
Chief Natasha Ross will continue to be portrayed by Merle Dandridge. Despite coming from a rigorous and demanding military family, she manages to be a cheerful, sympathetic presence at work. Her personal life is a shambles, and it can hurt her job.
Josh Randall is back as Captain Sean Beckett, a professional firefighter with a drinking issue and an oftentimes unique sense of humor. Pat Healy portrays former chief Michael Dixon, a character who has a history of undermining the staff at Station 19 and represents everything our team despises. He is now a mayoral candidate.
The long-running medical drama Grey’s Anatomy’s spinoff, Station 19, starring Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Grey Damon, Barrett Doss, Jay Hayden, Danielle Savre, Boris Kodjoe, and Carlos Miranda, follows the lives of Seattle Fire Station 19.
On Thursday, Oct. 6, at 8/7c, Station 19 returns for its sixth seasonl.