Grey’s Anatomy continues to burn brightly at ABC with a new spinoff ordered straight to series:
ABC PICKS UP A NEW DRAMA FROM SHONDALAND STRAIGHT TO SERIES
Highly Anticipated ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Spin-Off
At today’s ABC Television Network upfront presentation, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey announced that the network has picked up a new drama straight to series from Shondaland.
Set in a Seattle firehouse, the latest series from the executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” follows a group of heroic firefighters. From the captain to the newest recruit, we follow these brave men and women as they risk their lives and their hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock.
“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 Dungey.
Stacy McKee will write the script for the project and executive produce the series. Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,”“How to Get Away with Murder”) and Betsy Beers (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder”) are executive producers. The series will be produced by ABC Studios.
“Grey’s” previously yielded the spinoff “Private Practice,” which revolved around Kate Walsh’s character, Dr. Addison Forbes. That show, created by Rhimes, ran for six seasons from 2007 to 2013.
Source and more: Variety