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Shonda Rhimes, 'Grey's Anatomy' Scribe Developing FBI Drama for NBC (Exclusive)

Peter Nowalk will pen "Under the Gun," project about a female agent with a dark past.

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Shonda Rhimes has made her first sale of the 2012-13 development season.

The prolific producer is reteaming with Grey's Anatomy scribe Peter Nowalk for FBI drama Under the Gun, which has landed at NBC with a script commitment.

Nowalk will pen the script and executive produce alongside Rhimes and her Shondaland producing partner Betsy Beers under their overall deal at ABC Studios.

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Under the Gun revolves around Erin Kain, a woman who goes to work for the FBI as she struggles to make sense of a terrible event in her past that ruined her life and tore her family apart. While her young and fragile appearance doesn't typically suggest that she's best suited to work as a field agent, her dark past helps her get inside the head of criminals who were normal one day and cracked the next.

The script deal marks the Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal showrunner's first sale of the season for her Shondaland banner. Last season, Rhimes and company sold four dramas -- three to ABC and one to Fox. One, period drama Gilded Lilys from Gossip Girl's K.J. Steinberg, was ordered to pilot but was not ultimately picked up to series.

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Nowalk has been with Grey's since 2007, working as an executive story editor and rising to writer and producer of ABC's top drama.

Rhimes is repped by ICM Partners and attorney Brooke Wharton; Beers and Nowalk are with UTA and Sloane Offer.

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