“Everybody thinks that there’s a ‘Shondaland show,’” Ms. Rhimes said. “No. There’s a Shondaland show that we made for ABC. Now I can’t wait to show everybody what a Shondaland show is that we make for the world…”
“Sunshine Scouts,” a series that Ms. Rhimes described as a ‘darkly comic, ironic, twisty show about some foul-mouthed teenage girls who are trapped at the end of the world.’ The writer and director Jill Alexander will be in charge of this one.”
Writer-actress Jill Alexander – you know her as the oft-fired Hooli staffer Patrice from HBO’s Silicon Valley – is creating this half-hour series currently titled Sunshine Scouts. The plot sounds ideal for anyone who enjoys Netflix’s teen-focused dark comedies like American Vandal (98% on the Tomatometer): “An apocalyptic disaster spares a rag-tag group of teenage girls at sleep-away camp who must then summon their moxie and survival skills to weather the fallout and ensure all that remains of humanity abides by the Sunshine Scout Law.”
On knowing your type.
“It can be hard if you just show up and say, ‘I want to be an actor,’ but you don’t know what kind of actor. You don’t know what you’re good at, or you haven’t figured out what kind of characters you’re right for. I knew specifically I wanted to do comedy and I wanted to do sitcom work.”
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