have announced that their collaboration will be expanded to include gaming content, among other things.
The expanded agreement will allow Netflix and Rhimes' production company, Shondaland
, to "exclusively produce, stream, and distribute feature films, as well as potential gaming and virtual reality content," according to a statement released
by Netflix on Thursday.
The streaming service also announced that it will support Rhimes' mission to create DEIA (diversity
, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
) programs in the United States
and the United Kingdom
Rhimes, whose hit ABC
series "Grey's Anatomy" became the longest-running prime-time medical drama in U.S. television history
in 2019, notably left the network in 2017 and signed an exclusive multiyear deal
Bridgerton returns for season two, exclusively on Netflix, on January 21, 2021. pic.twitter.com/yqapEULKz4 — Bridgerton (@bridgerton)
The first scripted Netflix show to emerge from the multiyear deal, Shondaland's hit Netflix Regency drama "Bridgerton," made waves at the streaming service.
In January, Netflix declared the Bridgerton series, based on Julia Quinn's novels, to be its "biggest series ever," and in May, the streaming service announced that it would expand the Bridgerton universe with a limited series focusing on young Queen Charlotte.
The show's popular Duke of Hastings character, played by Regé-Jean Page, will not return for Season 2, much to the chagrin of many fans