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Shonda Rhimes to ditch ABC Studios for Netflix!

Rhimes to end the 15-year long relationship with ABC Studios

In a recent turn of events, Netflix signed Shonda Rhimes. The contract consists of a multiyear production deal. This move ended a fifteen year long collaboration between Rhimes and ABC Studios. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal’ are two of their superhit shows together.

Rhimes is not the only one

Rhime has her own television production company ‘Shondaland’. Shondaland will soon begin the production of television series for Netflix. Meanwhile, there is one more move apart from Shonda Rhimes. Netflix has also lured in Betsy Beers. Betsy is one of the biggest names in the production field for the past ten years or so.

What does Netflix say?

Ted Sarandos is the chief content officer at Netflix. She said, “Shonda Rhimes is one of the greatest storytellers in the history of television.” Sarandos further praised Shonda Rhimes by saying that Shonda’s works had been extremely inventive and taboo breaking. Ted believes that Shonda Rhimes is a true Netflixer. Ted says that they are very excited to welcome Rhimes at Netflix.

A huge Payment

The Wall Street Journal reported an estimated pay of Shonda Rhimes. They said that Netflix may pay her $10 million per year. Rhimes had earlier given hit shows like How To Get Away With Murder, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. Netflix now hopes to give the next batch of hit TV series with Shonda Rhimes.

What did Rhimes say?

Rhimes said in a statement, “Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company.” She further said that Ted had been providing a clear and fearless space for the creators at Netflix.

Vaishali Agre