Having Conquered Adult Drama, Shonda Rhimes Tries Teen SciFi

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Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal — all dramas with female leads — has a new project on her plate: A teen-oriented thriller. According to Deadline Hollywood:

ABC has put in development MILA 2.0, a sci-fi thriller about a young woman who discovers that she is a Mobile Intel Life-like Android, Mila, an experiment in artificial intelligence created by the U.S. government and her scientist mother, who kidnapped her when she was found to have human emotions.

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Rhimes is a producer on this project; it will be written by Dave DiGilio, based on the book Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza, which hits stores in March 2013. That book is the first in a series, and it sounds like someone's banking on it to be the next Hunger Games.

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[Deadline Hollywood, The Mary Sue]

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kathatherlee
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Can I be that nerd? I really dig Rhimes' stuff. Her casting is pretty amazing, her dialogue is pretty on point- she's totally the tops. But I am kind of sick to death a little of sci/fi stuff. From horror sci/fi to alien sci/fi to robot sci/fi to apocalypse sci/fi- it feels like there is a plenitude of science fiction right now. I hope as a geeky geek that she turns her able eye to fantasy and gives us some dragons and magic and what-all without all the tired lady tropes.