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Shonda Rhimes Launches Two New DEI Initiatives With Netflix (Exclusive)

With Netflix’s help, Shonda Rhimes is committed to both broadening and deepening her focus on inclusivity. In fact, the Bridgerton producer baked in a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access initiatives and opportunities in the nine-figure deal she inked with the streaming service last summer. And now, roughly a year later, Shondaland and Netflix are […]

The ‘Bridgerton’ Family on What Comes Next for Seasons 3 and 4

[This story contains major spoilers for the second season of Netflix’s Bridgerton.] At the end of its long-anticipated second season, fans were left hanging on the edge of their seats for what comes next in Shondaland’s Bridgerton. Season three and four are already confirmed — along with a Queen Charlotte origin story spinoff — and […]

Adjoa Andoh on the Historical Accuracy of ‘Bridgerton’ and Her Hopes for a Lady Danbury Romance

When it comes to navigating the politics of the ton, no one plays the Bridgerton game better than Lady Danbury. “She wants blood on the carpet,” Adjoa Andoh tells The Hollywood Reporter of her character’s competitive spirit in the hit Netflix period drama’s second season. “I love that dynamism about her. And I wanted to […]

“Overly Hostile and Extraordinarily Dangerous” LAPD Stop Sparks $20M Suit From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Production Employee

A Black production employee for Disney who claims that he was racially profiled and assaulted while working at a shoot for Grey’s Anatomy is suing the city and the Los Angeles Police Department for at least $20 million. The lawsuit filed Thursday in California federal court by Ernest Simon Jr. alleges officers initiated a racially […]

Shonda Rhimes Sets White House Murder-Mystery ‘The Residence’ at Netflix

As Inventing Anna continues to rank in Netflix’s top 10, Shondaland has set another scripted original series at the streaming giant. Shonda Rhimes and her longtime Shondaland partner Betsy Beers will executive produce The Residence, a mystery drama that has been ordered straight to series. The drama will use Kate Andersen Brower’s book, The Residence: […]

Netflix, Shondaland, The Latinx House and Sundance Institute Team for Filmmaker Fellowship (Exclusive)

Netflix, Shondaland, The Latinx House and the Sundance Institute’s Women at Sundance program announced a joint partnership Wednesday, teaming for a new program that will give Latina and nonbinary Latinx directors hands-on entertainment industry experience and connections. The Adelante Directors Fellowship will be a yearlong program supporting the selected directors’ professional development and creating a […]

‘Inventing Anna’: Shonda Rhimes on Rooting for and Keeping Distance from Anna Delvey

Anna Delvey may not be interested in bingeing Inventing Anna, but Netflix is hopeful everyone else intends to. The nine-episode limited series about the infamous “Soho grifter,” a fake German heiress who conned her way into New York society, marks Shonda Rhimes’ first solo creation for the streaming service since inking her groundbreaking deal five […]

Shonda Rhimes Names a Chief Content Officer and CMO at Shondaland

Shonda Rhimes is promoting from within. Her eponymous company, Shondaland, is upping its longtime development executive Alison Eakle to chief content officer and its strategy and business development officer Chris DiIorio to chief marketing officer. Both are newly created positions at the global media company, as Shondaland is now being billed, given the company’s footprint […]

Inside Shonda Rhimes’ Second Netflix Pact: A “Significant” Raise and New Revenue Streams

Four years ago, when Shonda Rhimes left her longtime home at ABC and transformed the TV industry with a nine-figure overall deal with Netflix, the move was considered an effort by the streaming giant to own more of its pricey original content. Now, after delivering blockbuster Bridgerton, Netflix’s second pact with Rhimes is seen as […]

Shonda Rhimes Expands Netflix Deal

Netflix and Shonda Rhimes are deepening their relationship with both an extension and an expansion of the mega-producer’s deal at the streamer. The new pact with Rhimes (Bridgerton, Grey’s Anatomy) and her company, Shondaland, will encompass such things as feature films, virtual reality content and gaming in addition to the numerous series Shondaland is already […]

Shonda Rhimes Taps Tom Verica as Shondaland’s Head of Creative Production (Exclusive)

The longtime Shondland director, who once starred on 'How to Get Away With Murder,' is coming in-house to work across the entire slate, including 'Bridgerton' and 'Inventing Anna.'

How the ‘Bridgerton’ Novels Made It to Netflix

Julia Quinn's steamy romance novels are the basis for Shonda Rhimes' Netflix debut.