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Shonda Rhimes Moves to Netflix From ABC With Huge Deal

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In a testament to the competition for talent, prolific showrunner Shonda Rhimes — the hit maker behind ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and more — has jumped ship from ABC Studios to Netflix.

Under the multiple-year deal, Rhimes and her Shondaland banner will create and produce new projects for the streaming giant. Rhimes’ longtime producing partner Betsy Beers will continue to head Shondaland in the move to Netflix. Under what is said to be a rich four-year pact, Rhimes is expected to score a percentage of the backend on programming she creates for Netflix.

“Shonda Rhimes is one of the greatest storytellers in the history of television,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said. “Her work is gripping, inventive, pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, taboo-breaking television at its best. I’ve gotten the chance to know Shonda and she’s a true Netflixer at heart — she loves TV and films, she cares passionately about her work, and she delivers for her audience. We’re so excited to welcome her to Netflix.”

The move further aligns Rhimes with Netflix, which has featured the Grey’s Anatomy library that has helped elevate the veteran ABC medical soap to become the network’s most-watched drama — a rare feat for a show in its 13th season. The series heads into season 14 in the fall as it sets its sights on being the longest-running medical drama on television alongside ER….  (Continue reading at link below)

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Jessica Jones is as Angry as Ever in Season 2 Trailer

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We’re less than a month away from Season 2 of Netflix’s Jessica Jones, and the second trailer released Tuesday kicks a whole lot of ass.

The trailer above features all the staples that made us fall in love with Jessica Jones in the first place: sarcasm, brute strength, and heavy drinking. Intermixed with footage from the first season, new looks at the upcoming season show a Jones that seems to be even more sure of herself as she beats up shitty men and is otherwise cool as hell.

It also looks like Luke Cage will be showing up in her life again after the two starred alongside each other in The Defenders in August. Jessica Jones Season 2 comes out on Netflix on March 8.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/02/20/jessica-jones-season-2-anger-trailer/

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‘The Innocents’ is Netflix’s next twisted love story

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The announcement for Netflix’s upcoming The Innocents declares “What you see is not what you see,” followed by the thrilling “Love changes everything.” We know right away that this is a twisted – possibly tragic – love story shrouded in mystery, and we’re ready for it.

The Innocents is the story of June (Sorcha Groundshell) and Harry (Percelle Ascott), two teenagers who run away from home with nothing but each other and a lot of emotional baggage. According to a release from Netflix, “Secrets kept from them by their respective parents test their love to breaking point; and the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.” So yeah, they may also have superpowers. BRING IT.

The eight-episode series was created by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric, and is produced by New Pictures.

The Innocents does not yet have a release date.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/02/15/netflix-the-innocents-announcement/

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Chris Rock’s first Netflix stand-up comedy special is almost here

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Chris Rock’s next stand-up comedy special is coming really soon to Netflix.

The legendary comedian announced on Instagram Tuesday that his first taped special in 10 years is dropping on Netflix in the early hours of Wednesday, aka Valentine’s Day. The new special, titled Tamborine, will be the comedian’s seventh stand-up special and is the first of two specials he’ll be doing for Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rock made a $40 million deal with Netflix to create two stand-up specials.

Over the years, Rock has won three Grammy awards for Best Comedy Album. His last special, Kill the Messenger, was released through HBO in 2008. Rock has still been performing stand-up comedy on the road but none of his shows have been taped or released to the public.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/02/13/chris-rock-netflix-tamoborine-valentines-day/

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