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Shondaland developing New York nun drama for ABC

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When it comes to dramas, Shondaland is back in the habit. Days after selling the comedy Splitsville to ABC, Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ production company has set up an untitled ensemble drama at the network, about Catholic nuns.

The project from writer and executive producer Alison Schapker is to tell the story of a group of nuns fighting the closure of their Bronx convent, while also dealing with three young novices whose arrival brings up old secrets. The show promises to “throw into question everything you think you know about the ‘brides of Christ.'”

Schapker’s TV credits include The Flash, Almost Human, Fringe, and Brothers & Sisters. Rhimes and Beers will also serve as executive producers on the new show.

Shondaland previously brought hit dramas such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder to the screen.

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