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Shonda Rhimes is taking her talents to cable TV as she teams with Pariah‘s Dee Rees to produce “The Warmth of Other Suns”.

The book chronicles the movement of some 6 million African-Americans from the south into the north and western regions of the country from the period of 1915 to 1970. “Warmth of Other Suns” tells much of the story through the eyes of three characters who made the journey in different decades. Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize winner for her work at the New York Times, earned a host of critical kudos for the book.

Rees is writing the adaptation and exec producing with Shonda Rhimes and Shondaland’s Besty Beers.

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