Shonda Rhimes is branching out, not just when it comes to the subject matter of her upcoming show. She’s also going to a brand-new network. The woman behind “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” and “Scandal” over on ABC has, according to The Hollywood Reporter, received a script commitment for at least a pilot over on NBC with one of her top writers in Peter Nowalk.
So what’s the subject matter of this series? The show is titled “Under the Gun,” and focuses primarily on a female FBI agent that has some sort of a dark past that she is keeping secret. Basically, it sounds a little bit like a grittier version of “Covert Affairs,” which is a show that focuses on the CIA and has a few elements of things that Rhimes loves (including relationships and struggles away from work).
This project is still being produced by ABC Studios, but it is understandable why the Peacock would want it. After all, Rhimes has a great track record over the past decade when it comes to shows geared heavily towards women. Only one show that has made it to series (in “Off the Map”) can be considered a failure; she did try to land a new series this past year on ABC in the period drama “Gilded Lilys,” but it never made it past the pilot stage and was left off of the network’s schedule (probably due to the other recent failures of some shows set in the past).
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