Prolific television producer Shonda Rhimes will produce new series and other projects for Netflix under a multi-year deal announced Sunday evening by the internet television network.
The deal to bring Rhimes’ Shondaland production company to Netflix also includes her longtime producing partner, Betsy Beers, also moving to Netflix.
The Rhimes-produced series “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “How to Get Away with Murder” will continue to air on ABC, which announced in May that another Rhimes-produced series, “Scandal,” will end its run with the 2017-18 season.
A Rhimes-produced legal drama “For the People,” and a “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff on Seattle firefighters will premiere on ABC during the 2017- 18 season as planned, according to Netflix.
“Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company,” Rhimes said, referring to Netflix’s chief content officer.
” Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix. He understood what I was looking for — the opportunity to build a vibrant new storytelling home for writers with the unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach provided by Netflix’s singular sense of innovation. The future of Shondaland at Netflix has limitless possibilities.”
—City News Service
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