Shondaland, Alias Scribe Developing Secretive Nuns Drama for ABC

Doctors, “fixers,” lawyers, fraud investigators and… nuns?

Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland shingle is developing a drama project for ABC, our sister site Deadline reports, that follows a group of Catholic nuns who are fighting off the closure of their Bronx convent.

Adding to the sisters’ troubles is the arrival of three newbies who threaten to uncover (figuratively…?) “long-buried secrets.”

Rhimes and Shondaland partner Betsy Beers will exec-produce with creator Alison Schapker, whose past credits include Lost, Alias, Brothers & Sisters and The Flash.

The prolific Shondaland already has three shows on ABC’s fall schedule (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder), while a fourth, the Mireille Enos-fronted (but troubled) The Catch, will make its debut at midseason.