Shonda Rhimes heads to Netflix with multi-year deal

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Shonda Rhimes, is one of the best-known producers in television. Rhimes is making the leap from ABC to Netflix. USA TODAY

Shonda Rhimes is ready to Netflix and work.

The creator of ABC series like Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy has inked a deal to create content for the subscription-based streaming service.

Netflix shared in a press release that Rhimes’ production company, Shondaland, is making the move as part of a multi-year agreement. Rhimes’ producing partner, Betsy Beers, joins her for the jump.

Rhimes got a warm welcome from Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “Shonda Rhimes is one of the greatest storytellers in the history of television,” he said in the release. “Her work is gripping, inventive, pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, taboo-breaking television at its best.”

Rhimes expressed her gratitude to ABC and her excitement about making the move. “Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix. He understood what I was looking for — the opportunity to build a vibrant new storytelling home for writers with the unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach provided by Netflix’s singular sense of innovation,” she said. “The future of Shondaland at Netflix has limitless possibilities.”

Rhimes’ Grey’s AnatomyScandal and How to Get Away with Murder will continue to air on ABC according to the Netflix release.

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