The Residence: Netflix orders murder-mystery from Shondaland
James R | On 08, Mar 2022
Shondaland and Netflix are teaming up again, with the streamer giving a full series order to The Residence.
The murder-mystery drama uses Kate Andersen Brower’s book The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House as a jumping-off point. 132 rooms. 157 suspects. One dead body. One wildly eccentric detective. One disastrous State Dinner. The Residence is a screwball whodunnit set in the upstairs, downstairs, and backstairs of the White House, among the eclectic staff of the world’s most famous mansion.
The eight-episode series is exec-produced by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Paul William Davies, as part of their overall deal with Netflix, with Davies serving as showrunner. Inspired by Brower’s book, Davies has created an all new story that brings to life a murder-mystery unlike any other. Davies was the creator of For the People and a writer on Scandal.