Scandal is ending, but does that mean goodbye for good? Recently creator Shonda Rhimes spoke with E! about the possibility of a spin-off for the ABC TV show.
After seven seasons, Scandal debuts it series finale on ABC tonight, April 18th, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The political drama stars Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, Tony Goldwyn, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Portia de Rossi, Cornelius Smith Jr., and Joe Morton.
In the interview, Rhimes revealed there are no plans for a Scandal spin-off:
Scandal is done. I felt we were coming to our end is because we’ve told the stories I wanted to tell. We’ve told the canon of Olivia Pope in the way that I wanted to tell it. So I don’t feel like we have stories that we didn’t get to tell that I wanted to tell.”
But what about the finale? Will it offer closure? Rhimes says:
I mean, yes, the story is wrapped up and yes, the audience gets to imagine some of what happens next for the characters.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Scandal? Do you want a spin-off series?