Before Olivia Pope says goodbye later this year, she’ll say hello to another major #TGIT player.
Scandal‘s Kerry Washington on Wednesday shared a behind-the-scenes photo of herself dressed in full gladiator attire — a photo which appears to have been snapped in the courthouse from the set of How to Get Away With Murder. Washington further fueled speculation with this caption: “Hey Ms @violadavis – check it out. This spot look familiar?! Where are you?”
HTGAWM star Viola Davis responded in kind, posting a photo of herself in Scandal‘s Oval Office:
The announcement was made official by series creator Shonda Rhimes, who tweeted a portion of the script in which Washington and Davis’ characters first meet:
According to a release from ABC, the crossover will take place later this season over both shows on one night. Scandal‘s half of the crossover was written by Raamla Mohamed and directed by Tony Goldwyn; HTGAWM‘s hour was written by Morenike Balogun and Sarah L. Thompson, and directed by Zetna Fuentes.
This marks the first major Shondaland crossover, excluding any characters passing between Grey’s Anatomy and its spinoff Private Practice (as well as Grey’s‘ upcoming firefighter-based offshoot).
New episodes of Grey’s, Scandal and HTGAWM return Thursday, Jan. 18.
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