Shonda Rhimes announced today that a long-awaited crossover between two of her shows will finally take place. That’s right — Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) will share a scene in an upcoming episode of either Scandal or How To Get Away With Murder.
Rhimes has held ABC’s Thursday night block of shows for a number of years with Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder. This will be the first time any of these shows have crossed over.
The prolific producer confirmed the crossover today by posting an image of the script:
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 3, 2018
Washington and Davis, who play the lead roles on Scandal and HTGAWM, respectively, also confirmed the crossover via Instagram:
Here’s What We Know
While details on the crossover are sparse, based on the script pages, it would appear that Viola Davis will be guest starring on an episode of Scandal. The political drama is ending this season, so it makes sense that the show would go all out with guest stars and special twists during its final season. Judging by the dialogue, it appears Olivia and Annalise are strangers.
Scandal returns on January 18 with a new episode. A synopsis of the episode reads:
“Robin” — After a jaw-dropping midseason finale, “Scandal” returns for the last eleven episodes of the series. On the midseason premiere, the fallout from Rowan’s desperate act affects all of Quinn’s loved ones, including a guilt-ridden Olivia, on “Scandal,” airing THURSDAY, JAN. 18 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder return January 18 at 9 PM and 10 PM, respectively.
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