Shonda Rhimes Signs Deal With Netflix, ABC Takes An L
Netflix just scored a major coup. Renowned television producer Shonda Rhimes has signed a deal with the streaming service to create new shows.
Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder will continue to air on ABC, but Rhimes is taking her talents to Netflix.
Reports the Associated Press:
Rhimes wrote in a statement that she was grateful to the network for giving her career a start, but she was looking forward to expanding her audience and “creative identity” with Netflix. “Starting today, we are thrilled to begin creating new Shondaland stories with Netflix,” she wrote.
She wrote that she and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos had developed a plan for the next phase of Rhimes’ career. She said Netflix offered her and her team “limitless possibilities.”
“I’ve gotten the chance to know Shonda and she’s a true Netflixer at heart — she loves TV and films, she cares passionately about her work, and she delivers for her audience,” Sarandos wrote.
You just know Rhimes secured a ridiculously lucrative bag.
As for Scandal, it’s new season, starting October 5, will be its last.
— Shondaland (@ShondalandTV) August 6, 2017