Producer and writer Shonda Rhimes is teaming up with online streaming network Netflix and bringing her Shondaland production company with her for a multi-year deal.
Shondaland, which produces award-winning and critically-acclaimed series’ such as Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How To Get Away With Murder, will continue to produce these shows while also producing new series’ and other projects with Netflix. All three of these shows will continue to be available on ABC in addition to being available on Netflix.
“Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company,” Rhimes said. “Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix. The future of Shondaland at Netflix has limitless possibilities.”
Netflix, which has over 104 million members from over 190 countries, is “a vibrant new storytelling home for writers” that offers distinct creative freedom, Rhimes said describing why she decided to make the move. Rhimes’ long-time producing partner, Betsy Beers, will join her in her move to Netflix.
“I am a huge fan of the talented team and amazing programming at Netflix,” Beers said. “The ability to create content for our new partners is an exciting challenge. I am grateful to everyone at ABC for their continued support and I look forward to beginning this next chapter at Netflix.”