This week, TVLine reported that ABC’s hit drama “Scandal,” will wrap with season seven — it’s currently in season six.
Shortly before the news broke, standout star Kerry Washington, who was attending the Bronx Children’s Museum Gala on the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City, caught up with People, where she echoed rumors of the series possibly getting the ax.
“The last episode was a real shock to me,” Washington, 40, said of the drama’s season 6 finale. “I could never in a million years have imagined what happens to Olivia happening at the end of the season, so I’m really excited about next year and I think people will be very surprised.”
When asked about the future of the show, the mother of 7-month-old son Caleb, immediately deferred to show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes. “I don’t know, everyone keeps asking, that’s really a Shonda question,” said Washington.
Up next, the actress, revealed that she’s “doing a lot of producing now — like my production company did ‘Confirmation’ last year for HBO — so we have several projects in the works.”
“I’ll just continue to work like I always have,” said Washington, adding that she’ll “probably go back to do movies that I was doing before.”
in case you’re playing catch-up, Washington’s production company, Simpson Street — named after the street in the Bronx borough of New York City where her mother grew up — currently has three projects in the pipeline, a made-for-TV movie featuring a multicultural family and two big-screen dramas highlighting mom life.
“We’re looking to do diverse work that brings more and more people to the table — anyone whose voice is underrepresented,” the actress recently told The Edit. “We’re trying to carve out a space for them at the table of empowered storytelling.”
“Scandal” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST on ABC. What are your thoughts on it all coming to an end? Sound off in the comment section below.