Shondaland Continues Its Expansion with Army Medical Drama

By Alison Herman

Just in time for the Primetime Holy Trinity’s return to ABC tonight, the network has announced yet another series from power-producer Shonda Rhimes.

The woman behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder (not to mention Private Practice and the yet-to-premiere The Catch) will co-executive produce an untitled Army medical drama for the network. Set in a Baghdad U.S. base camp in 2004, the series will center on a Medevac unit, applying the tried-and-true Grey’s formula of a medical workplace soap to a brand-new location.

In fact, former Grey’s writer-producer Zoanne Clack will helm the show as writer and co-executive producer. Longtime Shondaland producer Betsy Beers will serve as the third EP, bringing yet another female-helmed project to the airwaves. There’s no casting news as of yet, but this is a Rhimes show we’re talking about, so the leads are bound to be another welcome reprieve from the mostly-white, mostly-male television landscape.