Every Shonda Rhimes Show and Movie Coming Soon to Netflix

Shonda Rhimes has signed two landmark deals with Netflix to produce series, movies, interactive experiences and documentaries for the service spanning all types of genres. Here’s a look at everything Shonda Rhimes and her production company Shondaland are releasing soon on Netflix.

Known for the likes of Grey’s Anatomy and How to get away with murder, the prolific creator was primarily rooted at ABC for the past decade, but moved to Netflix in 2018 (the same year Netflix also struck a deal with Ryan Murphy) for $150 million. This agreement was expanded in July 2021.

Rhimes is among dozens of creators Netflix is ​​working with under an overall deal and first-look deal.

Some of Shonda Rhimes projects were announced in July 2018 and then the first project was only released in November 2020.

Here are all of the Shondaland projects that have come to Netflix exclusively as part of the release deal so far:

  • Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker – November 27, 2020
  • Bridgerton – December 25, 2020

Many Netflix regions have access to other titles in Rhime’s back catalog. You can find the Shondaland collection with the app or by typing Shonda in the Netflix search bar. Most regions currently have access to How to get away with murder and Netflix in the US still gets regular seasons of Grey’s Anatomy.

shondaland collection on netflix

Note: Listed in order of scheduled release dates. Will be adjusted to list by release date as needed.


Invent Anna

Type: Limited series
Coming to Netflix: February 11, 2022

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Scheduled to debut at some point in 2021 is Invent Anna featuring Julia Garner who was a breakout talent on the Netflix series Ozark with Jason Bateman.

The drama series adapts the true story of a con man who used the power of Instagram to infiltrate New York’s hottest social scenes while stealing their money.

Jessica Pressler writes for the series and David Frankel and Tom Verica are currently attached to direct episodes so far.

Other confirmed cast members include Anna Chlumsky, Laverne Cox and Alexis Floyd.


Bridgerton (Seasons 2-4)

Netflix release date: Season 2 on March 25

Picture: Somerset Live

Shonda Rhimes’ first scripted series coming to Netflix was a smash hit and currently carries the accolade of most-watched Netflix series with 82 million people checking out season 1 (announced Netflix stats anyway).

Among the series’ impressive cast were Julie Andrews who will play Lady Whistledown, Adjoa Andoh, Jonathan Bailey, Sabrina Bartlett, Nicola Coughlan, Ruth Gemmell and Claudia Jessie.

It was no surprise that a second season was on the way. What wasn’t expected, however (and relatively unknown to Netflix), was the fact that it was renewed through Season 4.


Untitled Queen Charlotte Bridgerton Spin off

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With Bridgerton apparently being the smash hit, a spin-off was always going to be on the cards and it was announced in May 2021 with Queen Charlotte set to get her own extended series.

The series should chronicle the rise of the queen who played an important role in season 1, going back in time to her youth.

Shonda Rhimes will executive produce and write the spin-off with Betsy Beers and Tom Verica also producing.

Filming began in early 2022 and is expected to wrap before summer.


scouts of the sun

The first comedy title to come out of Shondaland is expected to be a TV series titled scouts of the sun helmed by Jill. E. Alexander.

Here is the official description from Netflix:

An apocalyptic disaster spares a ragtag group of teenage girls at a summer camp who must then use their moxie and survival skills to weather the fallout and ensure all that’s left of humanity abides by the Sunshine Scout Law .

Jill E. Alexander, known for her role in HBO shows Silicon Valley is on board to write and is also the series creator.

The title was announced in 2018 without any updates since.


The warmth of other suns

the warmth of other suns

This TV drama series will adapt a book by Isabel Wilkerson where it follows the migration stories of African Americans fleeing the South for a better life.

Anna Deavere Smith will handle the adaptation.

The title was announced in 2018 without any updates since.


Pico and Sepulveda

Television drama that will cover the war that took place in the 1840s in the Mexican state of California.

Janet Leahy is on board to write who is best known for her work on AMC Mad Men.

The show shares its name with the 1947 song by Freddy Martin.

The title was announced in 2018 without any updates since.


The House

With the removal of Scandal from Netflix, The House will likely close that gap when it’s finally released.

The political series is based on the book by Kate Anderson Brower. The series will tell the story of the people who help run the White House behind the scenes. The book covered several administrations, from the Kennedys to the Obamas.

The title was announced in 2018 without any updates since.


Notes on love

This docu-series will look at various “creatives” and their respective marriages.

Among those involved in the project are:

Norman Lear and Aaron Shure, Steve Martin, Diane Warren, Jenny Han, Lindy West and Ahamefule J. Oluo, and Shonda Rhimes.

We last heard the series was in development in October 2019, but haven’t heard anything since.

The title was announced in 2018 without any updates since.


Reset: My fight for inclusion and lasting change

Reset is from the former CEO of Reddit telling him about his time in Silicon Valley. The project was first announced in July 2018 and is currently labeled as a TV miniseries. Beyond that, however, we don’t know if it will be a documentary series or a biographical miniseries.

The title was announced in 2018 without any updates since.


Other projects

There are a few other projects said to be in development, including Shonda Rhimes, but we’re not 100% sure if they a) exist or b) are still active or c) have been transported from ABC where they were previously in development. Here is an overview of them:

  • Recursion – a film based on the book by Blake Crouch from 6th & Idaho Productions.
  • Adult Behavior – Allan Heinberg’s drama series – was slated for ABC
  • I’m Judging You – A Comedy TV Movie – was planned for ABC
  • Lawless – drama TV movie – planned for ABC

That’s all we have for now. We’ll update this as we learn more about the release Shonda Rhimes and Shondaland have in store for Netflix!

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