Kerry Washington will star as Olivia Pope in a new ABC TV show called “Scandal.” “Scandal” is written by Shonda Rhimes, an African American screenwriter known for her work: “Private Practice” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Set in Washington, D.C. Olivia Pope is a crisis manager protecting the public image of political and private elites in times of their personal and professional crises. Pope runs a private practice, but finds herself having to sort through the bones of her past while managing the crises of her staff who struggle to take care of their own personal demons.
Kerry Washington should look right at home in a show set in the Nation’s Capital as a graduate of the George Washington University. Sitting on the Board of Trustees of her alma marter, she continues to spend time in D.C. and at GW.
I’m hoping Hulu can pick this up.