Netflix, Shondaland & Paul William Davies unveil thriller ‘The Residence’

Netflix has ordered its latest series from Shonda Rhimes’ prodco Shondaland, this time a White House-set murder-mystery thriller. The Residence has been inspired by Kate Andersen Brower’s book The Residence: Inside The Private World Of The White House and is from showrunner/executive producer Paul William Davies. Davies, like Rhimes and Betsy Beers, will exec produce […]

Shondaland names Megha Tolia president and COO

Shondaland has appointed Megha Tolia as the company’s first president and COO. In this newly created role, Tolia will oversee company operations, including strategic planning and finance at the US-based Bridgerton prodco, which was founded in 2005 by Shonda Rhimes, to whom she will report. Before joining Shondaland, Tolia served as VP of e-commerce and strategy on […]

Netflix & Shonda Rhimes extend pact, moving into movies, VR & events

Netflix has extended its multi-million dollar deal with Bridgerton creator Shonda Rhimes by expanding its TV focus to now also include films and gaming content. The streamer struck its first pact with the Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal showrunner and her Shondaland prodco in 2017 and it is now being supersized. Moving into merch & VR The […]

Netflix & Shondaland working on ‘Bridgerton’ prequel

Netflix has commissioned a limited series spin-off to its Regency-era period drama Bridgerton. Shonda Rhimes’ US prodco Shondaland will return to produce the as-yet-unnamed show, with Rhimes writing the series and serving as executive producer alongside Betsy Beers and Tom Verica. The spin-off will explore the origins of the Bridgerton character Queen Charlotte, following her rise […]

Netflix extends ‘Bridgerton’ to four seasons

Netflix has extended its Regency-era period drama Bridgerton for a third and fourth season. The show, from US prodco Shondaland and creator Chris Van Dusen, and based on the novels of Julia Quinn, follows the love lives of the various siblings of the wealthy Bridgerton family. The first season was particularly focused on daughter Daphne and her […]

Netflix renews hit drama ‘Bridgerton’ for second season

Netflix has renewed its Regency-era period drama Bridgerton for a second season, with production set to begin this spring. The show, from US prodco Shondaland and creator Chris Van Dusen, and based on the novels of Julia Quinn, follows the love lives of the various siblings of the wealthy Bridgerton family The first season was […]

Netflix unveils new series including first project with Shondaland

Netflix revealed plans for a slew of new shows over the weekend, including two scripted series orders and a development partnership with Shonda Rhimes on a series about fake New York socialite. The first of the two new series is Kaos, which Netflix describes as “a darkly comedic reimagining of Greek mythology, exploring themes of […]

Shonda Rhimes ditches ABC for Netflix

Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is bringing her Shondaland production company to Netflix under a multi-year deal to produce new series and other projects. Rhimes’(pictured) range of dramas including Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder and Grey’s Anatomy already stream on Netflix in various regions. The shows also air in the US on ABC […]

Shonda Rhimes centre stage at MIPCOM

US super-producer Shonda Rhimes will be the Personality of the Year at this year’s MIPCOM. Rhimes is currently the most successful producer in US TV and has a slew of network shows among her credits, including Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and from this year’s ABC line-up, Romeo and Juliet-inspired drama […]