*Shonda Rhimes has made her first sale of the 2012-13 development season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the producer is reteaming with “Grey’s Anatomy” writer Peter Nowalk for the FBI drama “Under the Gun,” which has landed at NBC with a script commitment.
Nowalk will pen the script and executive produce alongside Rhimes and her Shondaland producing partner Betsy Beers under their overall deal at ABC Studios.
“Under the Gun” follows Erin Kain, a woman who goes to work for the FBI as she struggles to make sense of a terrible event in her past that ruined her life and tore her family apart. While her young and fragile appearance doesn’t typically suggest that she’s best suited to work as a field agent, her dark past helps her get inside the head of criminals who were normal one day and cracked the next.
The script deal marks the “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice” and “Scandal” showrunner’s first sale of the season. Last season, Rhimes sold four dramas — three to ABC and one to Fox. One, period drama “Gilded Lilys” from “Gossip Girl’s” K.J. Steinberg, was ordered to pilot but was not ultimately picked up to series.