Netflix Announces Latest Shondaland Thriller ‘The Residence’

132 rooms. 157 suspects. One dead body. One wildly eccentric detective...”

Netflix have given the green light to The Residence, a new murder-mystery miniseries set in the White House. The eight-episode show will be created in partnership with Shonda Rhimes‘ production company, Shondaland, who has had a deal with Netflix since 2017.

The political thriller has been inspired by Kate Anderson Brower’s book The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House. Netflix have described the show as “a screwball whodunnit set in the upstairs, downstairs, and backstairs of the White House, among the eclectic staff of the world’s most famous mansion”.

Since being the executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy, Rhimes has created a variety of critically acclaimed political dramas such as Inventing Anna and Scandal. Rhimes and her fellow writers at Shondaland are also known for Bridgeton and How To Get Away With Murder. 

Rhimes and her Shondaland partner, Betsy Beer, will be the executive producers on The Residence, whilst Paul William Davis will be the showrunner. Davis has worked with Shondaland for many years, and helped produce Scandal and For the People.

Following the success of Rhimes’ previous shows, it is no doubt that the upcoming series will be an instant hit. The release date has not yet been revealed so keep your eyes pealed for the political murder-mystery’s debut on Netflix.


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