Shonda Rhimes Won’t Be Retiring Anytime Soon: ‘Doing Nothing Would’ve Made Me Insane’

Shonda Rhimes Won’t Be Retiring Anytime Soon: ‘Doing Nothing Would’ve Made Me Insane’
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A happy day for all the TV drama fans.

If there is one thing we can say about all of Shonda Rhimes' projects, it is that they bring the impeccable quality of drama. From Scandal to Grey’s Anatomy to Netflix 's Bridgerton, Shondaland productions are known for captivating viewers with romance and success, and then breaking their hearts all over again.

While some people believe there is no limit to Rhimes' creative genius, the writer herself has made some comments about being burned out and needing a break. At the time of Queen Charlotte: The Bridgerton Story production, the producer even claimed that she might be retiring. However, she seems to have changed her mind since then.

Shonda Rhimes’ New TV Shows

The latest TV show created, written and produced entirely by Shonda Rhimes is Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Before that, she was a producer on the original Bridgerton show, mini-series Inventing Anna, and the Grey's Anatomy spinoff Station 19. Being so busy did not reflect well on her mental health.

However, looking back on her claims to retire early now, Rhimes is more than sure that it will not happen. She opened up about what pushed her to consider the retirement to The Hollywood Reporter:

“Yeah, I said it a lot to my agent, and I’d say it to Chris [her chief marketing officer]. They were worried, I think. But I was just so burnt out. <...> Doing nothing would’ve made me insane. Also, I’m not satisfied creatively if I’m not writing,” she explained.

While there isn't an active show on which Rhimes is credited not only as a producer but also as a writer, she still has her hands full. If you're a fan of the love stories that come from her pen, there's another show that has been in production since 2019 and has yet to be released to look forward to.

Notes on Love, the anthology series with a very self-explanatory title, has been greenlit by Netflix and has names like To All the Boys I've Loved Before Norman Lear and Steve Martin attached to it alongside Rhimes. No premiere date has been set yet, so if you're interested, you'll have to keep an eye out for more news.

Until then, you can enjoy the fruits of Shondaland's efforts in Bridgerton season 3, parts 1 and 2, which is streaming on Netflix today.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter