Scandal stars Kerry Washington and Katie Lowes are among the executive producers of an untitled comedic drama from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland, which has been set up at ABC through ABC Studios where Shondaland is based.
The project involves a lot of thesps. Written by actress-writer Bess Wohl, it is described as an edgy and comical upstairs-downstairs look at the insanity of modern child-rearing and focuses on a clique of young nannies, a trio of interconnected families and their various support staffs, all trying to help the kids grow up when they haven’t quite grown up themselves. Wohl executive produces alongside fellow actors Washington, Lowes and Adam Shapiro as well as Shondaland’s Rhimes and Beers.
Washington plays the lead, Olivia Pope, and Lowes plays fellow Gladiator Quinn on ABC/ABC Studios hit drama Scandal, created/run by Rhimes.
Wohl, repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment, wrote another drama project for ABC and ABC Studios last year, Broad Squad, which went to pilot. She also recently wrote the play American Hero, which premiered on Broadway last year.
Rhimes is repped by ICM Partners and attorney Michael Gendler; Beers is with UTA; and Washington with CAA, manager Kathy Atkinson and attorney Gretchen Bruggeman Rush.