Goodbye, Gladiators! Scandal is ending after season 7, and ABC revealed that it was creator Shonda Rhimes who determined Olivia Pope’s story ought to wrap up.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey instructed members of the media on Tuesday, May 16, that Rhimes wished the present to exit with a bang. “I had conversations with Shonda Rhimes the place she has had, for some time, a way of how she wished the story to finish,” Dungey mentioned. “She mentioned, ‘Look, I actually really feel like season 7 is the place I wish to wrap up this story, as a result of I all the time favor to finish a present the place you’re feeling on high versus letting issues fizzle out.’”
Dungey added that she thinks viewers can be pleased with the ending Rhimes envisioned. “I do suppose that audiences, particularly followers and Gladiators, who’re as loyal to Scandal as they’ve been, are going to need the story to finish in the best way that Shonda supposed to,” she continued. “That was a call she felt actually good about and we assist wholeheartedly.”
Rhimes issued an announcement about how troublesome it was to tug the plug on the beloved Washington, D.C., drama, which has a star-studded forged that features Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young and Katie Lowes. “Deciding learn how to finish a present is simple,” the TGIT creator mentioned, per THR. “Deciding when to complete is kind of easy when the tip date is years away. But truly going by way of with it? Actually standing as much as say: ‘This is it?’ Not a lot. So, subsequent yr we’re going all out. Leaving nothing on the desk. Creating this world in celebration. We are going to deal with the tip the best way we prefer to deal with the essential issues in our Scandal household: all collectively, white hats on, Gladiators operating full velocity over a cliff.”
Scandal will return for its ultimate season this fall.
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ABC Reveals Why ‘Scandal’ Is Ending With Season 7 by: Pamela Hendrix published: