Prolific TV hit producer Shonda Rhimes, who continues to have her stamp on ABC’s Thursday night lineup even after leaving the network for a deal with Netflix, has a new Netflix project in the works.
The streamer announced today that it has obtained the rights to bestselling author Blake Crouch’s upcoming book “Recursion” for Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland and Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho for a feature film along with what Netflix is calling “a television universe.”
“Recursion” will be published by Crown on June 11, 2019.
“At once a relentless save-the-world sci-fi thriller, an epic romance, and an intricate police procedural, ‘Recursion’ explores what happens when a brilliant female scientist invents a powerful technology that allows people not just to reactivate their most visceral memories but to reinvent them entirely,” Netflix says in today’s announcement. “For some, it offers the chance to rewrite their entire lives. In the wrong hands, it will upend the world as we know it.”
Said Rhimes: “Projects like this are why I came to Netflix. The opportunity to explore a multi-genre universe in innovative ways is extremely exciting. Matt and Blake both have the tremendous ability to build compelling characters and imaginative landscapes and I am thrilled to work alongside them.”
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