ABC is making sure it keeps one of its top talents at home. Kerry Washington, star of Scandal, recently landed a development deal with the network.
As part of the deal, Washington’s production company, Simpson Street, will be developing broadcast, cable and digital projects exclusively for ABC Studios and ABC Signature, according to Variety.
“I believe strongly in the importance of having a seat at the table, which makes starting this production company thrilling for me. It’s an honor to be at a point in my career when I can help generate projects that are exciting, necessary, and truly reflect the world around us,” Washington said in a statement. “I’m grateful to be on this journey with ABC, a network that remains unparalleled in its commitment to inclusive storytelling.”
Washington’s production company’s first venture was HBO’s Confirmation, in which Washington starred as Anita Hill.