Netflix has signed Shonda Rhimes to a multi-year production deal, ending a 15-year relationship with ABC Studios that included hit shows from “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Scandal.” Her shingle, Shondaland, will begin producing new series for Netflix while she continues to stay involved in her current broadcast series.
“Shonda Rhimes is one of the greatest storytellers in the history of television,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer, Netflix, in a statement. “Her work is gripping, inventive, pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, taboo-breaking television at its best. 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. We’re so excited to welcome her to Netflix.”