Grey's Anatomy Star Sarah Drew Returns to Television – But Not For What You Think

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Sarah Drew Is Returning to Television

It looks like Sarah Drew is finally moving on.

Best known by Grey's Anatomy fans as the delightful – and slightly annoying – April Kepner, Drew is making her return to television, but it's not what you might think – or hope.

Yes, while Drew isn't coming back to Grey's Anatomy – yet – she was cast as the lead in a CBS pilot called The Republic of Sarah. Fitting, isn't it?

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What Is 'The Republic Of Sarah'?

According to Deadline, The Republic of Sarah is written by Jeffrey Paul King, who has worked on Elementary, and follows "a small New Hampshire town that is thrust onto the world stage when the discovery of a valuable resource within its borders compels the residents to declare themselves an independent nation, thus setting the unlikely young mayor, Sarah Cooper (Drew) and her cabinet of inexperienced locals on the path of running a brand-new country."

Deadline also revealed that Drew's character is described as the perfect New Englander – sharply intelligent, fiercely loyal, and always willing to lend a hand – which, let's be honest, doesn't seem like it's too far off of what we remember about April Kepner.

However, the concept of The Republic of Sarah will put Drew in an entirely new environment, since she'll be, well, a major instead of a trauma surgeon.

On Tuesday, Drew expressed her excitement for the role. "Over the freaking moon!! So grateful for the chance to dive into this gorgeous script with this INCREDIBLE team! My heart is full!!!!!" Drew wrote on her Twitter.

When Will 'The Republic of Sarah' Premiere?

Unfortunately, it looks like the CBS series is still in its early stages and the premiere date of The Republic of Sarah has not yet been announced. However, production is well on its way and hopefully fans will get to see Drew every week on television.

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