Everything You Need To Know About The 8 Shows Shonda Rhimes Is Bringing To Netflix 

It’s been nearly one year since ABC showrunner and producer Shonda Rhimes totally shocked fans when she announced that she was making a big move. With Rhime’s tendency to send loyal TV watchers into a tizzy with her unexpected plot twists, fans held their breaths for Rhime’s surprise unsure of what the announcement could be. As it turns out, Rhimes big news was one met with tons of cheers as fans rejoiced when Rhimes revealed that she would be taking her talents over to the popular streaming service Netflix.


In August of 2017, Rhimes told fans that she was pretty much leaving her longtime home, ABC Studios and leveling up in a big way. Rhimes, basically owned Thursday night during primetime with her shows, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and the highly addictive and newest addition to her roster, How To Get Away With Murder. Despite having three shows bringing in MAJOR numbers week after week, Rhimes chose to depart from the TV network and instead move on to bigger and better projects with Netflix.


Under her new $300 million deal with Netflix–yes you read that right–Rhimes is set to bring not one, not two but eight new shows to the platform.

After months of the shows deets being kept a secret, Rhimes has just unveiled the full details on what she’s got in store for fans. Take a look at the complete list, and all the details of Rhimes’ eight shows coming to Netflix!

Pico & Sepulveda

Set in Mexican California at the start of the Gold Rush in the 1840s, this series will track the end of an era American forcefully threaten brutality and war at the border to claim land.
Emmy winner Janet Leahy is slated to create and executive produce the series

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change

Ellen Pao’s compelling and moving memoir will be coming to Netflix after the streaming powerhouse, and Shondaland Studios acquired the rights to her story. Pao’s story sparked some MAJOR media scrutiny and coverage after she brought a workplace discrimination lawsuit against her former employer. The memoir not only details her time working in the boys club of Silicon Valley but talks about her life and career before sh*t hit the fan.

Sunshine Scouts

Rhimes is switching things up with Sunshine Scouts and diving, head first into the world of comedy. Scouts is pretty much a dark comedy, chocked full of ironic twists and turns involving foul-mouthed teenage girls who are trapped at the end of the world while away at camp. Writer and director Jill Alexander is credited as the creator of the series and also serving as a co-executive producer.

The Residence

Both Netflix and Shondaland acquired the rights to the nonfiction book, that is set to be turned into a series. The 2015 nonfiction book by Kate Andersen Brower is about the private lives of U.S. presidents, their families, and White House staff as told from the perspective of staff like maids, butlers, cooks, florists and doormen.

Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

Reuniting with executive producer, director, and dancer Debbie Allen, this docuseries will give a behind-the-scenes look at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s award-winning interpretation of the classic ballet The Nutcracker. Scandal director Oliver Bokelberg will serve as producer and cinematographer for the series.

The Warmth Of Other Suns 

Based on the 2010 Pulitzer-winning nonfiction book by Isabel Wilkerson, this New York Times bestseller tells the story and journey of three young African Americans who migrate from the Jim Crow South to the North and the West during the Great Migration. Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith is set to adapt, and executive produces this series.

Untitled Bridgerton Project

The series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s best selling fiction novels, set between 1813 and 1825. Each story is said to be from the perspective of one of the Bridgerton children, as they reveal the wealthy, sexual, painful, funny and at times lonely romantic lives of the women and men in London’s high society. Scandal‘s Chris Van Dusen is said to be adapting the series along with executive producing the drama.

An Untitled Anna Delvey Drama Series

Based on the New York Magazine story “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People,” Rhimes is set to pen a drama series based on “ultra-scammer” Delvey and is teaming up with longtime collaborator and partner Betsy Beers to do so.

From the looks of this list, there seems to be something here for everyone. What show are you most excited about?

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