When it comes to a show like “Station 19”, the cast and crew is always trying to find new ways to stick to inclusion!
That’s why when a writer of the series wrote a racial slur inside of one of the scripts for Season 6, the writers room was in such disbelief that it’s making the tabloids.
According to sources and Deadline, it had to do with a writer’s recent draft of an outline for an upcoming Season 6 episode that included numerous uses of a racial slur by a racist character.
They shared that the the script was assigned to a white writer, and the word in question was b—-r, a derogatory reference to a person from Latino descent.
The staff was in shock and anger grew to a point where the virtual room has been put on pause, sources said. As of today, the show is back in production after the incident.
“As a company, it is in our DNA to constantly review the culture of our productions and to quickly make changes if and when they are not living up to the Shondaland values,” the company said in a statement to Deadline. “A recent situation in the writers’ room at Station 19provided us with opportunities to reimagine the structure of leadership in the name of creating a more respectful and inclusive workplace.”
ABC declined to comment.
Station 19 Season 6 started production at the end of July and the season will air October 6th.