Netflix have just signed up a major screenwriter and the internet is freaking out

Could this mean the next Grey's Anatomy? Or the next Scandal? We hope so

In case you’re still reeling from the news that Netflix cancelled Girlboss or that Disney is pulling all its content from the streaming service, don’t worry, because we’ve got news that’ll totally justify your lifetime membership.

Liked Grey’s Anatomy? Loved Scandal? Dabbled in How To Get Away With Murder? Well, the thing all these American shows have in general is that they were all created by Shonda Rhimes. ‘She’s one of the greatest storytellers in the history of television,’ according to Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

So when they announced that they’ve just signed the writer, producer and pretty much TV content guru to a multi-year deal, it’s no surprise it’s hitting headlines, especially after her 15-year contract with American TV network production company ABC.

Shonda will be producing new series from Netflix with her American television production company, Shondaland, and she’s bringing her executive producer, Betsy Beers, with her, who’s critically known as one of the most successful producers in TV.

So talented is she that even the Obamas have commended her work. (No big deal…)

Thank you for your service. #thanksobama

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Although it’s not known how much she’s going to be paid by the streaming service, it’s estimated she will be earning around $10 million a year.

It’s a big deal for TV lovers everywhere because Shonda’s series have always concentrated on representing the world exactly how it is – diverse.

We can’t wait to see what she delivers for Netflix… and we’re set to pretty much clear our schedules for when it launches.

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