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Kerry Washington Is Becoming a Producing Powerhouse

Kerry Washington Is Becoming a Producing Powerhouse

Washington will executive produce "Patrol," which centers on four female officers who re-unite after a "traumatic secret returns to haunt them."

Olivia Pope just got a lot busier. Kerry Washington is currently developing her own drama with ABC: "Patrol," which the Emmy nominee will executive produce. Although she might be best known for her role in "Scandal," Washington made her debut as an executive producer earlier this year with HBO's "Confirmation," which she also starred in.

Patrol will follow four female officers — former classmates at the police academy — who re-unite "after a high-stakes, traumatic secret returns to haunt them," according to Variety. (Would it be an ABC show without a dark secret?) As with Confirmation, Washington will produce Patrol under the banner of her fledgling production company, Simpson Street, Variety reports.

And the fun probably won't stop there — as Variety notes, this is just the first project to materialize after Washington signed a two-year deal with ABC Studios back in April — right on the heels of Confirmation's generally positive reception.

Back when she and ABC first inked the deal, Washington said, "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."

As the long wait for the return of "Scandal" continues, fans should keep their eyes peeled; perhaps another project is just around the corner.

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