Rejoice, Preston Burke fans! Former Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington is officially headed back to TV. Since leaving the ABC medical drama six years ago, Isaiah focused his attention toward off-screen projects. Now, the actor will star in The CW’s The 100, which was recently picked up by the network

The 100, based on a book series written by Kass Morgan, takes place 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization. A spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet.

Isaiah will play Jaha, the leader of the remaining human race now living in an orbiting space station. Considering how well he played stone-faced Dr. Burke in Grey’s Anatomy, Isaiah sounds perfect for this role.  

He’s not the only one to join the futuristic new pilot. The 100 also stars Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Bob Morley, Eli Goree, Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult) and Eliza Taylor.

What do you think of Isaiah’s return to TV? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.