Welcome to Shondaland: Another Shonda Rhimes Show has Landed
Apparently there is no such thing as maximum idea capacity with Shonda Rhimes, and there is definitely no such thing as maximum Shondaland capacity at ABC, after the network, according to reports, has nabbed yet another Rhimes-produced series.
Following on the mammoth success of Shonda shows Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and the recently Emmy-approved How To Get Away with Murder, it no surprise Rhimes is having no trouble selling her stuff on to networks. This time, she is going back her roots with another medical drama. This one, however, will be an army-centric exploration of an American medevac team’s base camp in Baghdad during the Iraq War. (So, err yes, bit similar to Grey’s Anatomy and that totally adorable Owen/Teddy scene but ultimately, it won’t be a spin-off.)
Grey’s veteran Zoanne Clack will serve as scribe and EP for the project (which is currently untitled), while Rhimes and Betsy Beers will help produce. Clack, who has been with Shonda since her beginning, has a notable past as someone who has trained and worked in international emergency medicine — something that has already made her an asset on such series as Grey‘s and Presidio Med.
The new show will also join the slew of pre-existing Shonda-related properties at ABC (Scandal, Grey’s, HTGAWM), as well as her newer ones (The Catch, Splitsville, and a nun drama) which we can only imagine will make prime-time Thursday night viewing a full-blown Shonda-related evening. We can’t wait!