Kerry Washington Inks Huge Deal with ABC Studios

Kerry Washington ABC Studios dealKerry Washington may have just signed one of her biggest contracts yet.

The Scandal star has signed an overall deal with ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios, which will allow the actress to spread her wings behind-the-scenes, as well as “developing broadcast, cable and digital projects exclusively for ABC Studios and ABC Signature, which specializes in cable and digital content,” according to Variety.

“I believe strongly in the importance of having a seat at the table which makes starting this production company thrilling for me. It’s an honor to be at a point in my career when I can help generate projects that that are exciting, necessary, and truly reflect the world around us,” Washington said in a statement. “I’m grateful to be on this journey with ABC, a network that remains unparalleled in its commitment to inclusive storytelling.”

“Kerry Washington is not only a great actress, but a smart, creative producer, and we’re thrilled to have her new production company Simpson Street as part of ABC Studios. We’re looking forward to making great television with Kerry both in front of and behind the camera,” added ABC Studios EVP Patrick Moran.

Washington’s production company, Simpson Street, and ABC Signature were behind the HBO film Confirmation, which starred the actress as Anita Hill, and fans can look forward to more quality productions like it coming down the pipeline.