TV mega-creator Shonda Rhimes has extended her mega-deal with Netflix that she first signed in 2017.
The deal covers the Bridgerton creator, her production company Shondaland, and her producing partner Betsy Beers.
According to Deadline, the updated deal includes feature films along with possible gaming and VR content. It also includes a branding and merchandising deal for Shondaland, that will include live events and experiences.
Netflix is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 3,000+ movies, 2,000+ TV Shows, and Netflix Originals like Stranger Things, Squid Game, The Crown, Tiger King, and Bridgerton. They are constantly adding new shows and movies. Some of their Academy Award-winning exclusives include Roma, Marriage Story, Mank, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Netflix offers three plans — on 1 device in SD with their “Basic” ($8.99) plan, on 2 devices in HD with their “Standard” ($13.99) plan, and 4 devices in up to 4K on their “Premium” ($17.99) plan.
Netflix spends more money on content than any other streaming service meaning that you get more value for the monthly fee.
The bigger surprise, Deadline said, is with gaming, but Shondaland has been looking at an expansion into new realms, specifically with audio and podcasting. Netflix, on the other hand, has recently teased moves into the gaming arena.
All this comes as the second season of the hit series Bridgerton is in production. Netflix has already renewed the period drama for a third and fourth season.
Deadline has also reported that a spinoff limited series surrounding the popular Bridgerton character of Queen Charlotte has also been ordered by Netflix.
Shondaland has already produced the documentary Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker for Netflix last November, and has the drama Inventing Anna on the 2022 Netflix calendar.