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Shonda Rhimes Announces 8 New Shows for Netflix

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 08: Shonda Rhimes attends ABC's 'Scandal' 100th Episode Celebration on April 8, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

Hollywood was rocked in August 2017 when it was announced that acclaimed producer Shonda Rhimes would leave her longtime television home at ABC Studios and move to Netflix in a blockbuster deal reportedly worth  $150 million.

There wasn’t much information given at the time about the shows Rhimes was producing for her new network or when they would launch, but the wait is finally over and fans now have an idea of what she will bring to the streaming giant.

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.”

Which upcoming Rhimes show are you looking forward to the most?

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