Shonda Rhimes doesn’t just dominate the primetime slots, she dominates upfronts as well! Per Deadline, ABC recently announced an order for yet another Grey’s Anatomy spinoff (four years since the end of Private Practice). The Shondaland spinoff, will revolve around Seattle firefighters.
Unveiling at ABC’s upfront presentation, the new firefighter show has received a straight-to-series order for midseason 2018.
Written by Grey’s executive producer/co-showrunner Stacy McKee, the new show follows a group of heroic firefighters in a Seattle firehouse. From the captain to the newest recruit, the show revolves around these brave men and women as they risk their lives and their hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock. The lead character is expected to be introduced in an episode of Grey‘s next fall before the series launches in mid-season and there’s a possibility for crossover material. McKee will executive produce with Shondaland’s Rhimes and Betsy Beers for ABC Studios.
“No one can interweave the jeopardy firefighters face in the line of duty with the drama in their personal lives quite like Shonda, and Grey’s signature Seattle setting is the perfect backdrop for this exciting spinoff,” said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey.
This new Grey’s spinoff will make Shondaland the home of six series on ABC. It joins mothership Grey’s Anatomy, set to return for a 14th season next fall; Scandal, coming back for a seventh and final season; How To Get Away with Murder, recently renewed for a fourth season; the upcoming Romeo & Juliet sequel Still Star-Crossed, which premieres May 29; and new legal drama For the People which, debut next midseason along with the Grey’s spinoff.
Looks like the Shondaland world is expanding even more and we look forward to it!