Get your white hats ready, Scandal fans! ABC recently announced a new Scandal spinoff entitled Gladiator Wanted. It is a six-part digital series produced by Shondaland and ABC Studios that marks actress Darby Stanchfield’s directorial debut. Gladiator Wanted premiered Thursday, a week before the original show premieres.
Scandal spinoff: Gladiator Wanted storyline, cast
TV Line reveals that the offshoot will tell the story of the hunt for the next gladiator. It will still star original characters Huck (Guillermo Diaz), Quinn (Katie Lowes), Marcus (Cornelius Smith Jr.), and Charlie (George Newbern). To tide fans over during the mid-season hiatus of Scandal, ABC’s new spinoff aims to fill the gap before the show’s return.
Gladiator Wanted will show how Pope (Kerry Washington) has been busy with the campaign trail. So, the rest of the gang try to find a new intern to join the crisis management team. Although the mini series will only have six episodes, and only a couple of minutes long, the spinoff is sure to live up to the show’s title.
Fans will see OPA employees find another intern for the office. Of course, if you’ve been following the series since the start, you will know that gladiating is not for the weak of heart.
As Deadline puts it, Olivia Pope and her team certainly does not always play by the rules. Which of the candidates will get a shot to become a gladiator in a suit? Or will the current gladiators utterly fail during their search? There’s only one way to find out!
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 12, 2017
Scandal spinoff: Where and how to watch the show
Gladiator Wanted episodes can be accessed through ABC.com and the ABC app. It arrives days ahead of Scandal‘s twice-delayed season 6 premiere. First, as a result of Kerry Washington’s real-life pregnancy, and then again due to an ABC News special about Donald Trump’s imminent inauguration.
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey admitted to TV Line that delaying the Shondaland shows was a “very hard call,” so the spinoff is a great filler to make the wait a little more bearable.
Scandal makes its long-awaited return on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 9PM on ABC.
— Scandal (@ScandalABC) January 20, 2017