ABC Enlists Shonda Rhimes to Shepherd New Sci-Fi Drama Deadline

ABC has enlisted uber-successful executive producer Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal") to oversee the new science-fiction thriller "MILA 2.0," reports.

Dave DiGilio is writing the script from the soon-to-be published book of the same name by Debra Driza.

"MILA 2.0" is the story of a young woman who learns that she's a Mobile Intel Life-like Android -- a MILA -- created in a secret U.S. government program. MILA began as an experiment in artificial intelligence, but her mother -- a scientist -- kidnaps her after she identifies that MILA has human emotions.

ABC Studios, where Rhimes’ Shondaland Productions is based, is producing the show.