The Quad director/executive producer Rob Hardy is set to direct the CW's still-untitled drama pilot inspired by the life of football player Spencer Paysinger. April Blair (Spencer) will write and executive produce the project.
Looks like the Shonda Rhimes "universe" is about to get a little smaller in a very big way, with the Scandal creator and How to Get Away with Murder creator Peter Nowalk confirming to Deadline: Hollywood that the two series would be part of a major crossover event on ABC later this season.
Rhimes' deal essentially ends her 15-year relationship with ABC Studios that yielded hits like Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder.
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