Shonda Rhimes to Produce White House Set Murder Mystery ‘the Residence’ for Netflix

Shonda Rhimes to Produce White House Set Murder Mystery 'the Residence' for Netflix

In addition to the critically acclaimed shows, Bridgerton and Inventing Anna, Shonda Rhimes, and her longtime Shondaland partner Betsy Beers is developing a new mystery series for Netflix called The Residence. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is based on Kate Anderson Browers’s book The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House and will consist of eight episodes.

Shonda Rhimes & her longtime Shondaland collaborator Betsy Beers are working on a new Netflix show, a mystery thriller set in the White House, following the success of “Bridgerton” and “Inventing Anna.’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new murder mystery based on Kate Anderson Brower’s book “The Residence: Within the Private World of a White House” is in the works.

In addition to his work on the ABC series “Scandal,” which he created, Paul William Davies is also the showrunner and executive producer of the eight-episode drama.

The eight-part series’ official logline is: “132 rooms. There are 157 people to be worried about. There is only one corpse here. Among the most bizarre detectives in the business. That one time when the State Dinner was a complete and total disaster. Shondaland’s overall arrangement with Netflix and the multi-year pact Davies has with the streaming service means that The Residence will be created in-house at Netflix. The screwball whodunnit takes place in the White House’s upstairs, downstairs, and backstairs. In addition to “Bridgerton,” the Shonda Rhimes-penned prequel “Inventing Anna,” and the anthology “Notes on Love,” the Netflix slate of the “Grey’s Anatomy” producer includes. The premiere date for “The Residence” has yet to be announced. Bridgerton, a Regency-era love drama about a family of children, has been one of Netflix’s most popular shows, and it has been acclaimed for its colorblind casting. At the same time “Inventing Anna,” the streamer’s top-10 list, examines the life of Russian-German con artist and fraudster Anna Sorokin.”

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