The protagonist of the political drama ‘Scandal,’ Olivia Pope, is trained in crisis management. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ creator Shonda Rhimes is behind this new ABC series. Along with Betsy Beers, Mark Wilding, Tom Verica, and Mark Fish, she is an executive producer on the show. In addition to Ramaala Mohamed and Paul William Davies, the team of producers also includes Merri Howard and Scott Collins. Co-executive producing with Judy Smith is Judy Smith. She started her own crisis management company, and her story and that of the show’s protagonist were heavily influenced by her. The Emmy, Peabody, and NAACP Image Award winners all agree: “Scandal” is the best drama series of the year. The Primetime Emmys and the People’s Choice Awards have also included it often.
Scandal Season 8 Renewal
When can we expect to see Season 8 of Scandal? Most fans of the American TV show have wondered this same thing. The premiere aired on ABC. Scandal’s seventh and final season will be it’s last, ABC has confirmed. This indicates that Season 8 will not be returning at any point. On October 5, 2017, Season 7 premiered. We had no idea that episode would be the last ever on the political drama Scandal.
This is unfortunate news, and I understand that. That, however, is the cold reality. There are several over-the-top (OTT) services where you can catch up on Scandal if you haven’t already. In a moment, we can talk about how exactly the streaming will work.
Scandal Season 8 Release Date: Will It Happen?
Season 7 of ‘Scandal’ debuted on Oct. 5, 2017. The last season was well received and finished on a high note. The show’s high ratings only helped when it ended when promised rather than being extended indefinitely. Viola Davis received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her supporting role.
As Rhimes said when the program’s cancellation for season eight was announced, “Deciding how to end a show is easy. Deciding when to finish is quite simple when the end date is years away. But actually, following through with it? Actually standing up to say, ‘This is it?’ Not so much. So, next year, we are going all out. Leaving nothing on the table Creating this world in celebration. We are going to handle the end the way we like to handle the important things in our Scandal family: all together, white hats on, gladiators running full speed over a cliff.”
Scandal Season Cast
- Kerry Washington as Olivia “Liv” Carolyn Pope
- Darby Stanchfield as Abigail “Abby” Whelan
- Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins
- Guillermo Diaz as Huck
- Jeff Perry as Cyrus Rutherford Beene
- Tony Goldwyn as Fitzgerald “Fitz” Thomas Grant III
- Columbus Short as Harrison Wright
- Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch
- Joshua Malina as David Rosen
- Bellamy Young as Melody “Mellie” Margaret Grant
- Scott Foley as Jacob “Jake” Ballard
- Joe Morton as Elijah “Eli/Rowan” Pope
- Portia de Rossi as Elizabeth North
- Cornelius Smith Jr. as Marcus Walker
- George Newbern as Charlie
Olivia Pope and her team’s main objective in Scandal is to deal with a problem that has befallen a certain institution. Former White House aide Olivia Pope’s mission is to ensure that nothing may damage her clients’ reputations in the eyes of the public. She has a lot of connections in political circles, and her company’s main purpose is to protect their privacy.
Aside from that, the White House staff is given a lot of attention. Olivia spends her days doing damage control for a job, but she struggles to keep her personal life from imploding. The most controversial aspect of her life is undoubtedly her romantic involvement with President Fitzgerald Grant III. Abby Whelan, a former White House press secretary and chief of staff, Quinn Perkins, an ambitious woman who rises through the ranks to become the firm’s CEO, and Huck, a former agent of the spy agency B613, all have “not so easy” histories that are explored in the series. The political turmoil in the White House has a significant impact on how Olivia Pope’s business operates.
The first season focuses on Olivia’s squad and the dynamic between Olivia and Fitz. This furthers the intrigue surrounding Amanda Turner’s relationship with the Obama administration. The assassination attempt on Fitz’s life and the search for the source of White House leaks are only two examples of how the second season improves upon the first in terms of attention-grabbing and intriguing plot points.