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Shonda Rhimes Sets Up New Sci-fi Thriller At ABC Based On Novel 'Mila 2.0'

by Courtney
October 29, 2012 1:23 PM
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It seems like it's only a matter of time before ABC's primetime lineup is dominated by series created/produced by Shonda Rhimes! Kudos to her!

This week in Shondaland (her production company), Rhimes and her producing partner Betsy Beers, have teamed up with David DiGilo for a sci-fi drama/thriller at ABC titled Mila 2.0, an adaptation of a yet-to-be-released novel by Debra Driza of the same name.

Mila 2.0 is the first book in a what will be a series of novels about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do. Now she has no choice but to run—from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology. However, what Mila’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life.

It's being described as a Bourne Identity–style trilogy with action, with a riveting exploration of what it really means to be human. 

DiGilio will pen the script and executive produce alongside Rhimes and Beers.

Rhimes also has I Hate L.A. Dudes, with Issa Rae, and The Mix with writer John Hoffman - both currently set up at ABC; and the FBI drama Under the Gun, with writer Peter Nowalk for NBC. All in addition to Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and Private Practice, all on ABC already, although Private is on its way out.

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  • XYZ | October 30, 2012 2:51 PMReply

    She's putting in work!

  • Nadine | October 30, 2012 9:16 AMReply

    I'm too proud of this woman.

  • Toby 123 | October 30, 2012 8:26 AMReply

    Shonda Rhimes genius, I want to witness more of...

  • ChocolateOrchid | October 29, 2012 11:02 PMReply

    Totally agree with ALM but I am happy for Shonda regardless. Do your thing, Shonda!

  • tamara | October 29, 2012 6:20 PMReply

    LOVING IT...agree with ALM, but still LOVING THE IDEA. "an adaptation of a yet-to-be-released novel by Debra Driza of the same name." <---see? book's not even released and it's already being transformed. Mercy. I wish I could get in on something like this. Sounds great, tho'.

  • ALM | October 29, 2012 5:06 PMReply

    Congrats. This show sounds like "Dark Angel" crossed with "Nikita".

  • K | October 29, 2012 11:00 PM

    A "Dark Angel" and "Nikita" mix sounds just like heaven to me.

  • bondgirl | October 29, 2012 3:30 PMReply

    Also she has that dramedy series on FOX about the Irish-Italian teen and his/her family. She is really carving out her niche in television. Good for her.

  • bondgirl | October 30, 2012 3:00 PM

    @Jug: Only ABC can turn a military show into a melodrama, lol wth? I like Nashville too!

  • Jug | October 29, 2012 6:26 PM

    Agreed. I like the idea but like anything on ABC, I get nervous. Even LAST RESORT is already hitting a soapy tone (hey I like NASHVILLE, but I like my soaps to be soaps, ya know :-D). I'm rooting for it!

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