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Scandal Season 6 Poster Teases a Dark Post-Election Future for Olivia Pope

Scandal is following up its timely election storyline with an equally topical declaration: “The balance of power is about to shift.”

This ominous tagline appears on the official Season 6 poster, released by ABC on Tuesday, which also finds Olivia Pope bracing for what’s sure to be a dark future for the Shondaland drama. Check it out in full below:

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Though Scandal already took down its Donald Trump-inspired character (see ya never, Hollis Doyle!), it’s unclear which of the two remaining outcomes — having Jake or Cyrus as the vice president — would be preferable for OPA. (Like, no good can come from Jake being in the Oval Office, but is Cyrus any better?)

Based on the Season 6 trailer, we know the premiere (Jan. 19, 9/8c) is basically a parade of explosions — both literal and of the mind — but the specifics remain, as always, a total mystery.

Take a long, hard look at the poster above, then drop a comment below: What are your hopes for Season 6?

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  1. flowerduh says:

    How is this poster supposed to convey darkness?

  2. abz says:

    I’ve honestly forgotten the majority of what happened last season. It’s probably because of the long hiatus, but most likely it’s also because the show has become a shell of its former self. I’m sticking with it because I’ve made it this far and I have a feeling this might be the second last or final season, but man Shonda needs to fix this mess. How does Grey’s keep getting better (e.g., the pretty great 12th season even after Derek’s death) and Scandal has continued to go down hill?
    SHONDA, PLEASE GET RID OF ROWAN!!! KILL HIM. PUT HIM IN A HOLE. SHIP HIM OFF TO ANTARCTICA. I DON’T CARE. JUST GET RID OF HIM AND JOE MORTON’S TERRIBLE ACTING AND ENDLESS MONOLOGUES OFF THE SHOW ONCE AND FOR ALL!! AND NO MORE B6-13 (Sorry for the caps, but the Scandal writers clearly don’t seem to understand that Papa Pope and B6-13 are some of the worst parts of the show.

  3. Jennifer says:

    That this is the end of the series? This show has become a shell of what was once a great drama. Put the show out of it’s misery. Shonda is running out of ideas – she seems to be getting tired.

  4. SoMuchHope says:

    Can’t be darker than season 5 and besides OP is back in white. I’m guessing that Mellie wins and Rowan has her killed and Jake becomes president and OP will go back to being the president’s sidepiece, in other words, more of the same. I give the poster a “meh”.

  5. Brian says:

    More darkness? Why? Keeping Olivia dark for so long is what has hurt this show. We’ll be going on her being dark for 4 seasons now if this is another dark season for her.

    • Amber says:

      I agree, making Olivia so impersonal and cold and unlikeable is not good if you want people to keep tuning in. Ive been waiting for Olivia to get a foot up her ass for the last two seasons. I sure hope that its coming.

  6. herman1959 says:

    Per usual, the poster doesn’t provide any clues, and the trailer is almost as useless. Shonda NEVER spoils her own shows.

  7. Oh NOO, life without Obama in office, how will they SURVIVE?