Scandal Star, Kerry Washington has made ABC home, as she signed an overall deal with the studio.
She will be working with ABC drama Series, ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios. The two year contract was set for her new company, Simpson Street. The company of the name was given after the street Washington’s mother grew up on in the Bronx.
Simpson Street launched its first project with an HBO Original movie entitled Confirmation. The TV-movie starred Washington as Anita Hall, which received great reviews and ABC Signature was a part of it as well.
“I believe strongly in the importance of having a seat at the table, which makes starting this production company thrilling for me,” Washington said. “It’s an honor to be at a point in my career when I can help generate projects that that are exciting, necessary and truly reflect the world around us. I’m grateful to be on this journey with ABC, a network that remains unparalleled in its commitment to inclusive storytelling.”
According to TheWrap, Kerry will bring in Sharla Sumpter Bridgett as a development executive for the company.
Excited to see what Kerry Washington brings to the table. As we wait on her upcoming projects, Season 5 of Scandal is still on Thursdays and has been renewed for season 6.
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