Shondaland is up and running fast over at Netflix!
Last year, Shonda Rhimes left ABC Studios for a lucrative multi-year deal at Netflix.
Last month, she revealed her first project would be writing a series based on the New York Magazine story "How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People," following the true story of a woman who conned high society.
On Friday, Shonda revealed seven more upcoming series:
You can follow that thread, or read breakdowns via The Hollywood Reporter:
• An untitled Bridgerton project, based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, is a feminist take on Regency England romance, unveiling the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London's high society marriage mart as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family. Scandal's Chris Van Dusen will adapt, executive produce and showrun the drama.
• Hot Chocolate Nutcracker is a docuseries that reunites Rhimes with Grey's Anatomy recurring player, exec producer and director Debbie Allen. The show is a reimagining of Allen's holiday ballet. The series offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s award-winning interpretation of the classic ballet The Nutcracker. Scandal director Oliver Bokelberg will serve as producer, cinematographer and helm the series.
• Pico & Sepulveda is a series set in Mexican California during the 1840s that takes its title from the well-known Los Angeles intersection of the same name. Emmy winner Janet Leahy will create and exec produce the series, which is set against the surreal and sensual backdrop of the then-Mexican state of California, and will track the end of an idyllic era there as American forces threaten brutality and war at the border to claim this breathtaking land for their own.
• Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change. Netflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to Ellen Pao's groundbreaking memoir detailing her life and career, including the lawsuit she brought against her former employer that sparked intense media scrutiny, shook Silicon Valley to its boys club core and presaged the Time’s Up movement.
• The Residence is based on the 2015 nonfiction book by Kate Andersen Brower about the private lives of U.S. presidents, their families and White House staff. The title puts Rhimes back into the political arena after wrapping seven seasons of ABC's D.C.-set soap Scandal in April. Netflix and Shondaland acquired the rights to the nonfiction book of the same name. Additional details, including a writer, were not immediately available.
• Sunshine Scouts is a darkly comic, ironic and twisty show about foul-mouthed teenage girls who are trapped at the end of the world. Writer-director Jill Alexander created the series and also serves as a co-exec producer. The half-hour series is Shondaland's first comedy to get the green light following multiple pilot and script orders on broadcast. This was a longtime goal for Beers at Shondaland. The comedy is described as an apocalyptic disaster spares a ragtag group of teenage girls at sleepaway camp who must then summon their moxie and survival skills to weather the fallout and ensure all that remains of humanity abides by the Sunshine Scout Law.
• The Warmth of Other Suns is based on the 2010 Pulitzer-winning nonfiction book by Isabel Wilkerson that explores the flight of African Americans from the Jim Crow South to the North and the West. Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith, who stars in Rhimes' sophomore ABC drama For the People, will adapt the book and exec produce.
Stay tuned for details on when those series will premiere on Netflix. Meanwhile, Shondaland is still producing "Grey's Anatomy," which starts filming Season 15 this week for its premiere this September on ABC.
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