From ‘Bridgerton’ to ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Must-See Shondaland Shows You Can Watch on Netflix Right Now
Shonda Rhimes’ Netflix partnership has gotten off to a pretty spectacular start. Bridgerton, her production company’s first project for the streaming service, dropped on Dec. 25. It’s since become the biggest series ever for Netflix, watched by 82 million people in the first 28 days since its release.
The lavish period romance (recently renewed for season 2) is just the first of what should be many Netflix shows from Shondaland. The producer signed a major deal with the streamer several years ago, which is just now starting to bear fruit. While fans will have to wait until later this year for Inventing Anna, her miniseries about real-life scam artist Anna Delvey, there are still plenty of other Shondaland shows to stream on Netflix.
Though Rhimes had previously worked in Hollywood as a scriptwriter on the movies Crossroads and The Princess Diaries 2, Grey’s Anatomy is the show that started the Shondaland empire. The series premiered in 2005 and is still going strong on ABC. Sixteen seasons are available to stream on Netflix.
Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Private Practice premiered in 2007. All six seasons of the show — which stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Montgomery — are streaming on Netflix.
‘How to Get Away With Murder’
Oscar-winner Viola Davis stars in this legal thriller, which debuted in 2014. She plays a law professor in Philadelphia who, along with several of her students, get caught up in a murder plot. The show wrapped up in May 2020, and you can now binge all six seasons on Netflix.
‘Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker’
This 2020 exclusive-to-Netflix documentary follows legendary dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen as she and her dance students prepare for their annual Hot Chocolate Nutcracker performance.
Where to stream ‘Scandal,’ ‘Station 19’ and other Shondaland shows that aren’t on Netflix
Unfortunately, Netflix doesn’t have every Shondaland project. Rhimes’ other Grey’s Anatomy spinoff, Station 19, can be found on Hulu. That’s also where you’ll find all seven seasons of the Kerry Washington-led drama Scandal.
Legal drama For the People — which featured Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page — is available to buy on Amazon Prime Video and other platforms. Ditto for The Catch, another one-season Shondaland drama, and the ill-fated Shakespeare-inspired series Still Star-Crossed. You can watch the short-lived series Off the Map, which starred Virgin River’s Martin Henderson, for free at ABC.com.
What’s next for Shonda Rhimes at Netflix
Inventing Anna, which stars Ozark‘s Julia Garner, should arrive on Netflix sometime in 2021. Also on the horizon, according to a 2018 report from Deadline, are adaptations of the non-fiction book The Warmth of Other Suns and a series titled Pico and Sepulveda, about Los Angeles in the 1840s. The Residence is an adaptation of a book about behind-the-scenes life at the White House. Reset is based on Ellen Pao’s memoir about her career in Silicon Valley. A comedy titled Sunshine Scouts is also in the works.
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