Netflix are continuing their plan for world dominance by signing some of the biggest names in film and television to production deals and after last week's announcement that the Coen Brothers would be producing a TV series for the streaming platform, today they have announced a multi-year deal with TV super producer, Shonda Rhimes.
Rhimes is the brains behind Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder, all hugely successful shows (well, apart from Private Practice) that blended soapy drama with top class talent including Kerry Washington and Viola Davis. Shonda will continue to work on Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder while working on new projects for Netflix. Rhimes also wrote the script for Britney Spears' film, Crossroads. Probably not the greatest achievement on her CV.
As reported by Variety, Rhimes currently has a production deal with US network, ABC. ABC's parent company, Disney, last week announced they would be setting up their own streaming platform to distribute their film content. This move could be an attempt by Netflix to corner the TV streaming market as the number of competitors increase.