When Lexie Grey died on Grey’s Anatomy at the end of Season 8, we were emotionally wrecked. Not only was she one of our favorite characters, but we loved actress Chyler Leigh in the role. Though we understand why she had to be killed off (well, kind of — we’re still upset), there are so many things Lexie still could have done at Seattle Grace.
However, we haven’t lost sight of Chyler just yet! While her recent NBC pilot — which coincidentally centered around friends who survived a plane crash — wasn’t picked up for the fall, she has a new TV show on her horizons, and she’s trading her white coat for an NYPD uniform.
According to Spoiler TV, Chyler will star in action-buddy comedy series Taxi: Brooklyn South, which is a remake of a French film franchise (which has four films so far). In the new show, she’ll play a “NYPD officer who partners up with a French taxi driver,” and it starts filming in just a few weeks.
Luc Besson (who wrote and produced the Taken, Transporter, the original Taxi films, La Femme Nikita, and much more) is producing the series, and his frequent collaborator Olivier Megaton (who directed many of the above listed films) will direct at least the first two episodes.
In 2004, there was an American film remake with Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon, which also was set in New York and only grossed $11 million for the studio. Not too promising, but hey — it’s been more than a decade and Chyler is starring, so we have high hopes. The French leading role has not been cast yet (though Spoiler TV notes Inglorious Basterds’ Jacky Ido is attached to the project), but hopefully they’ll have great chemistry.
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Source: Spoiler TV