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Jesse Williams departed “Grey’s Anatomy” back in May, but he’s well aware that fans would love to see a continuation of his character Jackson Avery’s story with April Kepner (Jackson’s longtime love interest, played by Sarah Drew).
The actor didn’t shut down the possibility of a Jackson and April (or “Japril,” as they’re affectionately known to fans) spinoff series, separate from “Grey’s Anatomy,” while speaking with Insider on the red carpet for Tribeca Festival’s closing night film, “Dave Chappelle: This Time This Place,” at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall last Saturday.
“It’s all love. It feels good,” Williams said of how passionately fans are campaigning for Japril spinoff.
Though Williams has plenty of other projects lined up (he teased to Insider on the red carpet that he signed on for a new movie with Owen Wilson and Michael Peña just hours before arriving), he still has plenty of love for the “Grey’s” fandom.
The actor, who will next make his Broadway debut in a revival of the play “Take Me Out” next year, also agrees the idea for a spinoff that viewers are pitching, following a reunited Jackson and April as they move to Boston to help underserved and underrepresented communities through Jackson’s family’s foundation, “makes total sense.”
“It’s a really interesting premise. We would kill it,” Williams continued, adding that his former costar Drew “is such a tremendous person and actor.”
“So, I get it. I’m with them,” he added.
Of course, there’s a difference between liking the idea and being open to actually helming a spinoff.
While Williams obviously can’t make any promises, he believes such a show can certainly happen in the future.
“I won’t say it’s not a possibility. I sure as hell won’t say that,” he told Insider.