Denzel Washington to Direct Episode of “Grey’s Anatomy”

Directing Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy” is pulling out the big guns with Denzel Washington tapped to direct an upcoming episode of ABC’s durable medical drama.

According to TV Line, the two-time Oscar winner has signed on to direct episode nine of the Shonda RhimesBetsy Beers medical drama’s 12th season. Well, that will be cool, especially because the ABC drama has been surprisingly light on “special guest directors” throughout its run.

“Grey’s” marks Washington’s TV directing debut, though he has previously directed two features: 2002’s Antwone Fisher and 2007’s The Great Debaters, in both of which he starred.

The show goes into production later this month. Stacy McKee will write the episode.

As an actor, Washington will be back to reprise his role as Robert McCall in The Equalizer 2, which has been slated for release in 2017.