Shonda Rhimes, the creator of hit TV shows such as Scandal and Grey's Anatomy, is leaving her long-time home of ABC for Netflix as part of a new four year deal. Her existing shows on ABC (Grey's, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder) will remain on the network but Rhimes's Shondaland will now develop all future projects exclusively with Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Details of the deal remain scant, though the Reporter notes it is "huge" financially for Rhimes, who was making a reported $10m a year at ABC.
“Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan [Chief Content Officer for Netflix] Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company,” said Rhimes in a statement. “Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix.”