The departure of Jackson Avery in season 17 it was among the most emotional moments of the last episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. There were 271 episodes over 12 years where the character of Jesse Williams became one of the most loved. But nevertheless, the actor’s career must continue and in the last hours his new project that has nothing to do with medical dramas was confirmed. What is it about?
The 41-year-old interpreter was a trend last season due to his reunion with Sarah Drew. In a remembered chapter, the Japril couple reunited after three years and had a sad ending for the fans: Jackson moved to Boston and left the series after 12 straight years.
The actor was saddened by his departure from Grey’s Anatomy, although he soon found a new challenge. He will be the director and protagonists of the television adaptation of the play called Take Me Out. The information was confirmed by Deadline, who confirmed that Jesse will work with the director of Broadway Scott Ellis, with whom he coincided in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Modern Family.
What is Jesse Williams’ new project about?
The series is set in the early 2000s and is about homophobia in baseball. Williams will play Darren Lemming, a gay gamer who decides to come out of the closet revealing the prejudices of society. He must face his colleagues and a whole system that discriminates against him because of his choice. At the same time, he has to compete in a season that has the team as the protagonist.
The play was highly awarded since its release in theaters in 2002. Quickly hit Broadway, she was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize and won the Tony Award for the Best Work. The adaptation will mean a new step in the career of the actor, who already has two other jobs in the pipeline: the next film Marked Man and the series secret headquarters de Paramount.