Deadline reports Scandal spinoff Gladiator: Wanted digital series to launch on ABC.com. It was announced a week before the season 6 premiere. This six-part series spinoff of Scandal pays homage to the show and will feature cast members Guillermo Diaz, Katie Lowes, Cornelius Smith Jr. and George Newbern. Written by Juan Carlos Fernandez, Huck Quinn and Marcus Smith, the show focuses on finding an intern for Olivia Pope and Associates, but as many Scandal fans know, issues will arise. The premise of the show is not for the weak of heart.
The search for an intern is soon to be censored and even more riveting. As an intern for Olivia Pope and Associates, they must be on their toes and not waste time. It all depends if the candidates can take the Scandal universe.
Scandal will make its triumphant return on Thursday, January 26 at 9 PM on ABC. The show takes place in Washington, D.C. and focuses on Olivia Pope’s crisis management firm, Olivia Pope & Associates, and its staff, as well as the staff at the White House and surrounding political scene in Washington.
Scandal stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Joshua Malina as David Rosen, Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant, Scott Foley as Jake Ballard, Portia De Rossi as Elizabeth North, Joe Morton as Rowan Pope and Cornelius Smith Jr. as Marcus Walker. This show is nothing new to the political scene because there was The West Wing and other shows like Designated Survivor.
Gladiator: Wanted will mark the directorial debut of the series by series regular Stanchfield. There is something distinct about each series and it makes fans want even more Scandal. The shell shocking drama of Scandal is welcoming to the Thursday lineup. With the digital series though, there will be even more watchers. The force of this show is Olivia Pope but who knows if she will regularly appear in the spinoff just like she makes her circulation on Scandal.