9:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Shonda Rhimes Sets Ninth Netflix Show: Anthology 'Notes on Love'
Amazon may have Modern Love, but Netflix has Notes on Love.
The streamer on Tuesday announced the ninth show from prolific showrunner Shonda Rhimes: the individual episodic series Notes on Love.
Picked up straight to series, the project explores the unexpected-life-changing, euphoric, hilarious, surreal and all-consuming places where love intersects in everyone's lives. The first season will focus on stories about where love and marriage meet, examining what the institution is, means and how it's changing.
Each episode will hail from a different writer, including Norman Lear (bringing the One Day at a Time favorite back to the streamer) and his writing partner Aaron Shure (The Office), Steve Martin, singer-songwriter Diane Warren, Jenny Han (author of the Netflix hit To All the Boys I've Loved Before), married duo Lindy West (Shrill) and Ahamefule J. Oluo (writer-comedian) and Rhimes herself. All will also executive produce their individual episode. Additional writers will be announced at a later date.
Additional details surrounding Notes on Love, including the number of episodes, whether they're an hour or half-hour in length and a premiere date, have yet to be determined.
Rhimes will produce the series alongside her Shondaland partner Betsy Beers. Notes on Love is the ninth project to stem from Rhimes' $100 million overall deal with Netflix. The first project under the pact, Bridgerton, is due in 2020. (For other efforts in the works, click here.)
Notes on Love arrives as Amazon has its highly anticipated take on the long-running New York Times column "Modern Love" due Oct. 18. The individual episodic anthology has attracted a star-studded cast, including Anne Hathaway, Cristin Milioti, Tina Fey, Julia Garner, Catherine Keener, Andrew Scott and John Slattery. Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) and Tom Hall (Sensation) each wrote and directed episodes, and Emmy Rossum (Shameless) helmed an installment penned by the late Audrey Wells (Under the Tuscan Sun).