Shonda Rhimes Has (Yet) Another Show Headed to ABC

Shonda Rhimes new ABC showShonda Rhimes’ ABC takeover continues! The producer and writer could have another legal drama headed to the network.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the news, the new Shondaland series is “set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court, aka “The Mother Court”” and “follows brand-new lawyers working on opposite sides — for both the defense and the prosecution — as they handle the most high-profile and high-stakes cases in the country, all as their personal lives intersect.”

Rhimes, along with Betsy Beers, will serve as executive producers on the pilot (and series, if greenlit), which was written by Scandal writer-producer Paul William Davies.

The Shondaland boss previously said that adding new shows into the fold that stick with the overall voice of the brand is a huge deal to her. “It has been really important to find shows that feel like our brand, that sound like our brand, because I want audiences to continue to depend on the fact that if it is a Shondaland show, they know what they are getting,” she told Ad Age. “You are not going to wonder what this is going to be and be really disappointed because we have jumped outside the box.”

Current Shondaland shows include Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, The Catch and the upcoming Romeo and Juliet drama Still Star-Crossed, which is based on Melinda Taub’s 2013 YA novel of the same name that follows Shakespeare’s surviving Capulet and Montague family and explores what happened after the deaths of the ill-fated couple.

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