ABC is building their relationship with Scandal star Kerry Washington. 

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Variety confirms Washington’s production company Simpson Street will be a part of ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios. Washington will be working more behind the scenes, developing broadcasts, and creating cable and digital projects exclusively for the ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios.

Washington expressed her enthusiasm in the following statement:


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 that are exciting, necessary, and truly reflect the world around us. I’m grateful to be on this journey with ABC, a network that remains unparalleled in its commitment to inclusive storytelling.

ABC Studios EVP Patrick Moran added:

Kerry Washington is not only a great actress, but a smart, creative producer, and we’re thrilled to have her new production company Simpson Street as part of ABC Studios. We’re looking forward to making great television with Kerry both in front of and behind the camera.

ABC Signature Studios was behind the critically acclaimed HBO movie Confirmation, starring Washington as Anita Hill. ABC and Washington has had a long, successful journey that is far from over.