In addition to five shows on ABC, and one show in development, Shonda Rhimes is now preparing for her feature film take over. Rhimes and her producing partner Betsy Beers are currently in negotiations with Fox 2000 for the life rights of the online personalities known as The Dare Divas which would be based on the lives of the Detroit group of friends who are devoted to living their lives to the fullest.
Dare Divas were formed after Sheri Hunter lost her husband suddenly and, when counseling wasn’t working for her, decided to deal with the grief through experiences that made her appreciate life. She recruited three of her closest friends, Angenette, Brenda and Mia, and undertook a worldwide trip. They continued their wild ways, going skydiving, race car driving, white water rafting, cliff diving, and more traveling.
Prior to Rhime’s television takeover at ABC, she directed short film Blossoms and Veils (first directing credit), starring Jada Pinkett-Smith followed by a co-writing gig on HBO’s Introducing Dorothy Dandridge with Halle Barry. She wrote the 2003 Brittany Spears road trip movie Crossroads and was also the scribe behind the sequel to Anne Hathaway’s modern fairytale, Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. In many ways, the Dare Divas project will be Rhime’s return to feature film.
Rhimes, will have five series on ABC in the 2016-17 broadcast season: Grey’sAnatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, The Catch, and the latest addition Still Star-Crossed. She is also in development on her first comedy pilot Toast starring Jerrika Hinton.