'Bye, Grey's Anatomy'! Sarah Drew to Play Cagney in 'Cagney & Lacey' Reboot

Jason LaVeris  FilmMagic

Jason LaVeris FilmMagic

Less than a week after news broke that popular Grey's Anatomy cast member Sarah Drew will be exiting the series at the end of the current 14th season, she has been tapped as co-lead Cagney in CBS' Cagney & Lacey drama pilot.

Brushing aside the question of whether the world needs a "Cagney & Lacey" reboot, you could argue this is an upgrade for both actresses. She'll play LAPD Detective Cagney, Lacey's "nimble and easygoing partner and protégée".

The show is a reboot of the 80s police series, and will follow the two female police detectives and friends who keep the streets of Los Angeles safe. Michelle Hurd's character Mary Beth Lacey will be athletic, polished, and a former high school track and field champion.

Drew shared just last week that she wasn't expecting to be let go from Grey's, telling fans that she found out she wouldn't be returning just two days before ABC made the announcement. She's empathetic and straight-forward - and Cagney's more experienced partner.

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Bridget Carpenter will write and executive produce the "Cagney & Lacey" pilot, with CBS Television Studios producing along with MGM Television.

The women-centric show is only one of the three revivals set to air on CBS for the 2018-19 season.

Later that day, the 37-year-old actress, who plays Dr. April Kepner on Grey's, revealed she already started filming the new show: "Day 1 on #cagneyandlacey done!

So excited!" Drew, whose exit from "Grey's Anatomy" was announced on March 8, tweeted Tuesday. Evil Dead, is with APA and TMT Entertainment Group.

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