Where are all of the #ShondaLand stans, #Roommates!? #ShondaRhimes revealed 8 new shows she plans on giving a home at #Netflix!
It was announced last year that she signed a multi-year, multi-million deal with Netflix, but not too many details followed.
Now, she reveals “Shondaland 2.0” — which is what she is calling her new show roster. She has a little bit of something for everybody! The first is about The Grifter.
“”An adaptation of a group of lush romance novels set in Regency England — the Bridgerton Series, by Julia Quinn — that the “Scandal” veteran Chris Van Dusen will turn into a dramatic series.
A series based on “Reset,” a book by the former tech executive Ellen Pao about sexism in Silicon Valley. Ms. Rhimes said she was likely to write this one.
“-“The Warmth of Other Suns,” the award-winning 2010 nonfiction book by Isabel Wilkerson on the flight of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South to the North and the West. It will be adapted by the actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith.
-“Pico & Sepulveda,” a series set in Mexican California during the 1840s.
-An upstairs-downstairs series called “The Residence,” based on the 2015 nonfiction book of the same title, by Kate Andersen Brower, about the private lives of United States presidents, their families, and White House staff.
-“Sunshine Scouts,” a series that Ms. Rhimes described as a “darkly comic, ironic, twisty show about some foul-mouthed teenage girls who are trapped at the end of the world.” The writer and director Jill Alexander will be in charge of this one.
-“Hot Chocolate Nutcracker,” a documentary centered on the dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen and her reimagining of the holiday ballet.
In an interview with the New York Times on Friday, Rhimes revealed information about her upcoming projects for Netflix.
Here are six of the shows that Rhimes and her producing partners are creating:
• One about con artist Anna Delvey, who scammed her way through New York’s high-end society. Her story was featured in the New Yorker in May. Rhimes bought the rights to the story and began to write immediately.
• An adaptation of Isabel Wilkerson’s award-winning 2010 book The Warmth of Other Suns about The Great Migration.
• Pico & Sepulveda: Not much information was given on this show set in California during the 1840s, which at the time was Mexico, that takes place during the Mexican-American War.
• The Residence, based on the 2015 book that documented the personal lives of “United States presidents, their families and White House staff,” per the Times.
• A documentary called Hot Chocolate Nutcracker focused on her frequent Grey’s Anatomy collaborator Debbie Allen and her version of the iconic ballet.
• Sunshine Scouts, which Rhimes described to the Times as a “darkly comic, ironic, twisty show about some foul-mouthed teenage girls who are trapped at the end of the world.”
Are y’all excited for these plans, Roommates?!
Check out the full interview HERE!
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