Sarah Drew went from a surgeon on the outs to a legendary crime solver in a rush.
The actress, who’s exiting the medical drama “Gray’s Anatomy” after 9 seasons as Dr. April Kepner, will resurrect the position of Cagney in a pilot reboot of the favored 1980s buddy-cop sequence, “Cagney & Lacey,” in keeping with Deadline.
Michelle Hurd of “Blindspot” will play the “polished” Los Angeles police detective Lacey, a former highschool observe champion. She will likely be considerably of a mentor to Drew’s Cagney, described as a “nimble and easygoing companion and protege,” Selection reported.
The unique “Cagney and Lacy” (1981-88) featured Sharon Gless as Cagney after the primary season and Tyne Daly as Lacy. The setting was New York Metropolis.
The sequence captured a number of Emmys ― together with for greatest drama and for Daly and Gless in the most effective actress class.
Drew’s departure from “Gray’s,” together with longtime castmate Jessica Capshaw, got here to gentle final week, when it was reported that producers didn’t renew their contracts as a result of present’s “artistic route.”
However now she’s buying and selling her stethoscope for a badge. Each Drew and Hurd can have huge footwear to fill.