“Scandal” stars Kerry Washington and Katie Lowes will soon step behind the camera to produce a new project for Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland production company.
The actresses are slated to serve as executive producers on a thus far untitled dramedy for ABC about a group of young nannies.
According to Variety:
The project is described as an edgy and comical upstairs-downstairs look at the insanity of modern child-rearing, focusing on the group of nannies, a trio of interconnected families and their various support staffs, all trying to help the kids grow up when they haven’t yet quite grown up themselves.
Rhimes herself will join Washington and Lowes as executive producers in addition to Adam Shapiro, Betsy Beers, and Bess Wohl, who will also write the lead script of the show.
With the runaway success of her current crop of shows (“Grey’s Anatomy”, “Scandal”, “How To Get Away With Murder“), ABC has given Rhimes the green light to develop a number of new series’ that include a Romeo and Juliet follow-up entitled Still Star-Crossed, which is based on a 2013 book of the same name, a Catholic nun drama, a sitcom about a group of suburban singles, and a miltary drama set in Baghdad.
Production on the Washington and Lowes produced nanny dramedy is set to begin next year.