Shondaland is venturing into the medical field once again: The Shonda Rhimes-led production company just sold an army medical drama to ABC, the same network that already houses Rhimes’ Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and the upcoming The Catch.
The untitled project — which is not a spin-off — is helmed by writer and executive producer Zoanne Clack, who’s served as both a producer and writer on Grey’s, and focuses on a U.S. Army Medevac team operating out of a Baghdad base camp in 2004. Rhimes and Betsy Beers — who’s worked as a producer on all three of the Shondaland shows currently airing — are attached to executive produce.
As any Grey’s fan knows, medicine isn’t a new topic for Rhimes — and neither is the army, necessarily: Kevin McKidd joined the show in 2008 as Owen Hunt, a U.S. Army surgeon struggling with PTSD after returning from Iraq. Since then, his connection to the army has played a large part in his character’s development, and he even brought April Kepner (Sarah Drew) overseas with him in the most recent season.
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Can’t wait for this new drama? Don’t worry: Shondaland’s current trio returns to the air Thursday on ABC beginning at 8 p.m. ET.