ABC Orders New Shondaland Medical Drama


shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes and her Shondaland company are reteaming with ABC for a new medical drama to be set in Baghdad.

The yet untitled drama will follow the lives of a United States Army Medical team deployed to Iraq, as they risk their lives in order to save those of others. They will get on each others’ nerves, sleep with the wrong people, navigate “office” politics and party like there’s no tomorrow.

The new series will be written by Zoanne Clack, a former staffer with the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in international emergency medicine, who helped develop an emergency medicine program in response to the bombing of the American Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The background in medicine was why she was brought on to the Grey’s Anatomy team at the beginning of the show, and will prove instrumental in writing the new series.

In an interview with THR two years ago, Clack said, “Shonda was kind enough to read me when she was staffing season one, so the way I got my foot in the door, I said, ‘Hey, I have some scripts if you have any chance and want to read them.’ It was a nice moment at the beginning of an incredible journey for me.”

We already know to expect top notch shows from Shondaland, with shows like Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How To Get Away With Murder already on their plate. If those aforementioned series are anything to go by, then we have another fan favourite on our hands.

The new untitled show will be executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Zoanne Clack.


Source: The Hollywood Reporter