“Glee” and “Shadowhunters” alum Harry Shum Jr. will be joining “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 19 as one of the show’s five new first-year surgical residents.
Shum, 40, will play Daniel “Blue” Kwan, a “sharp-witted, impatient and brilliant” resident, Deadline reported. The other new residents at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital will be played by Adelaide Kane, Alexis Floyd, Niko Terho and Midori Francis.
“He is generous by nature but competitive to a fault, naturally gifted, and used to winning at everything,” Shum’s character description says. “A family crisis interfered with his career plans and now he’s got a lot to prove.”
The show’s other newcomers also reportedly have backstories with family struggles, giving the impression that this could be a theme for Season 19.
In addition to his roles as Mike Chang in Fox’s “Glee” and Magnus Bane in Freeform’s “Shadowhunters,” the Costa Rican-born Chinese American actor has appeared in an episode of “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens.”
On the big screen, Shum has appeared in films such as 2008’s “Step Up 2: The Streets” and 2022’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” He was also notably included in the 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians” as Charlie Wu, a role he is set to reprise alongside Gemma Chan’s Astrid Young Teo in a spinoff that will center on their romance.
“Grey’s Anatomy” Season 19 is set to premiere on ABC on Oct. 6.
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