Ready yourselves, gladiators, this isn’t good news.
Shonda Rhimes, the mastermind behind shows like “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” just revealed a bit of her endgame when it comes to Olivia Pope & Associates, and it doesn’t go past Season 8. The show-runner spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about plans for the upcoming season of the show and admitted she doesn’t see too many years left for Olivia, Fitz and the rest of the crew.
“I think there’s only so much ‘Scandal’ you can tell satisfactorily,” Rhimes said. “The Fitz-Liv thing can only be told so long and in such a way. It’s not a 10-season or eight-season show. I’ve already decided how long that is and what that’s going to be.”
Honestly, it’s not too surprising that Rhimes has already forged the ending for her political drama. Last season’s final episode saw Olivia flying off into the sunset with Jake, Harrison meeting his end at the hands of daddy Pope and Fitz being re-elected for a second term in office. Unless the show decides to change the Constitution of the United States and let Fitz remain as POTUS past another four years, an early ending, at least when it comes to that part of the series, seems likely. But Rhimes also revealed the decision on when to pull the plug doesn’t hinge on Fitz completing his time as president.