Shonda Rhimes’ Is Back With New Legal Series ‘For The People’


By Sharee Silerio

So we’ve all heard by now that season seven will be the final season for Shonda Rhimes’ beloved, critically-claimed, black woman-boss political drama Scandal.

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As much as we want to live through Olivia Pope and her ride or die gladiators, there was a sense that the end of the show would be arriving sooner rather than later.

And just as quick as Scandal is ending, Rhimes’ is embarking on a new television series called For The People.

Created by Shondlaland’s Paul William Davies (Scandal writer and producer), and executive produced by Rhimes and Betsey Beers (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder producer), the legal drama will explore the professional and private worlds of lawyers on opposite sides of the legal spectrum.

According to ABC, the series is set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, also known as “The Mother Court.” It follows new lawyers working for both the defense and prosecution on some of the most high-profile, high-stakes federal cases in the nation.

The trailer for the show reveals that it might be a less intense version of How to Get Away with Murder. Check it out below.



A couple of the cast members are Regé-Jean Page (Survivor, the History Channel’s Roots) as Leonard Knox and Vondie Curtis-Hall (Coming to America, Crooklyn, Eve’s Bayou, Chicago Hope) as Judge Nicholas Byrne.

Do you think the show can take Scandal’s place? Will you be tuning in?
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Sharee Silerio is a St. Louis-based freelance writer, Film and TV writer-producer, and blogger. When she isn’t creating content for The Root or The St. Louis American, she enjoys watching drama/sci-fi/comedy movies and TV shows, writing faith and self-love posts for SincerelySharee.com, relaxing with a cup of chai tea, crafting chic DIY event décor, and traveling. Review her freelance portfolio at ShareeSilerio.com then connect with her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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