*Jerrika Hinton is moving from one Shondaland project to another.
The actress, who plays Stephanie Edwards on “Grey’s Anatomy,” has signed on to play the female lead in Rhimes’ upcoming comedy pilot “Toast,” Deadline reports.
Hinton will star opposite Jono Kenyon in the ABC pilot about an engaged couple, Max (Kenyon) and Page (Hinton), whose relationship trajectory is revealed through flashbacks corresponding with toasts given on the night of their wedding rehearsal dinner.
According to Deadline, Hinton’s character Page is “Max’s confident, no-nonsense, self-aware, soon-to-be bride. She’s spent most of her life working very hard but feeling a bit sheltered by her well-to-do Texas family.”
Toast will be executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, and written/executive-produced by Greg Grunberg and “Scandal’s” Scott Foley. The project will reunite Hinton with her former “Grey’s” co-star Tessa Ferrer, who’s playing the tomboyish BFF of Kenyon’s character.
There’s no word on what this will mean for Hinton’s role as a series regular on “Grey’s Anatomy.” According to Deadline, if Toast is given a series order, it would be possible for her to do both shows if she scales back her role on “Grey’s.”