Sarah Drew Faces Blindness in New Hallmark Tearjerker, 'Guiding Emily'

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While I admit to getting weepy whenever I watch television—from Hallmark movies to episodes of Ted Lasso or This is Us, only a handful of films really move me. In Hallmark Channel's latest movie, Guiding Emily, Sarah Drew stars as a woman who has it all— great job, great boyfriend, great life—but then finds herself navigating a whole new world when she goes blind after a freak accident. Drew captures the character's emotional plight with a nuanced flair. Paired with her guide dog's (voiced by Eric McCormack) own training struggles the duo did me in.

Here's everything we know about Guiding Emily, including an exclusive sneak peek. Take a look.

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What is Guiding Emily about?

In this touching film, Emily (Drew) must learn to navigate her new life after she becomes permanently blind following an unfortunate rock-climbing accident. As she struggles to cope with her new reality, a potential guide dog named Garth (voiced by McCormack) is also struggling with his rigorous training.

With the help of Emily’s friend Matthew (Antonio Cupo) and Garth’s trainer Katie (Sharon Taylor), both make headway in their transitions. Through a series of missed encounters, both overcome their obstacles and Garth ends up being paired with Emily. With Garth by her side Emily takes on her biggest challenge yet, opening her heart.

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Meet the cast of Guiding Emily

Sarah Drew (Emily)

Sarah Drew is best known for her roles on Grey's Anatomy and Everwood. She has starred in several Hallmark films including One Summer and Christmas in Vienna. She also starred in Reindeer Games Homecoming on Lifetime opposite her Grey's Anatomy co-star, Justin Bruening.

Antonio Cupo (Matthew)

Antonio Cupo has starred in several Hallmark movies including A Glenbrooke Christmas, Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade (both opposite Autumn Reeser) and Christmas at the Golden Dragon. He has also appeared on Family Law, Peacemaker and Blood & Treasure.

Sharon Taylor (Katie)

Don't mess with this Vancouver native! Sharon Taylor has a second-degree black belt in karate and is also trained in kickboxing, Muaythai and jiujitsu! She has appeared in many popular series, including Nancy Drew, The Good Doctor and Fire Country.

Eric McCormack (Garth)

Best known for his roles on Will & Grace and Travelers, this Toronto native takes on the role of voicing Emily's eventual guide dog, Garth.

When does Guiding Emily premiere?

Guiding Emily premieres on Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel.

Does have a sneak peek of Guiding Emily?

We sure do! Check out this exclusive sneak peek of Guiding Emily below.

Take a look at images from Guiding Emily

Check out these select images from Guiding Emily starring Sarah Drew and Antonio Cupo in the gallery below.

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