Via her Shondaland production company, Shonda Rhimes has sold her hour-long drama, Gilded Lillys, to ABC.
Rhimes has already launched three successful series for the network – medical dramas Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, and legal drama Scandal.
Gilded Lillys would be set in 1895 and revolve around the family who owns New York’s first true luxury hotel, the staff who work there and the people who pass through.
The project is written by K.J. Steinberg (Gossip Girl, State of Mind, The Nine) with Rhimes and Shondaland partner Betsy Beers (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) on board as nonwriting executive producers.