Kerry Washington and Katie Lowes are stepping behind the camera to handle a new project for Shondaland, Variety has learned.
The “Scandal” stars are attached as exec producers to an untitled dramedy in development at ABC, which will revolve around a clique of young nannies.
The project is described as an edgy and comical upstairs-downstairs look at the insanity of modern child-rearing, focusing on the group of nannies, a trio of interconnected families and their various support staffs, all trying to help the kids grow up when they haven’t yet quite grown up themselves.
Bess Wohl will pen the script. She will also serve as an exec producer on the potential series, hailing from ABC Studios, along with Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Adam Shapiro, plus Washington and Lowes.
The nanny series marks one of many projects in development this season for Shondaland. The in-demand shingle is also behind a Romeo and Juliet follow-up series, titled “Still Star-Crossed,” based on the 2013 book of the same name. Also in the works at the company is a Catholic nun drama, a suburban singles comedy and a Baghdad-set military drama project. All of the potential series are at ABC where current Shondaland hits “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How To Get Away with Murder” and “Scandal” are on air.
Wohl, whose acting credits include “CSI: NY,” “Bones” and “Private Practice,” is repped by CAA, Untitled and attorney Myman Greenspan. She also penned the play “Small Mouth Sounds,” which premiered off Broadway in March.
Rhimes is repped by ICM; Beers is repped by UTA; Lowes is repped by Gersh; and Washington is repped by CAA, manager Kathy Atkinso and attorney Gretchen Bruggeman Rush.