Scandal season 6 recently introduced a spin-off titled Scandal: Gladiator Wanted and it will air exclusively online. The ABC series’ spin-off aims to serve as filler before the new season arrives.
It can be remembered that season 6 was postponed twice. As previously reported, the first delay was due to Kerry Washington’s pregnancy. The second reason can be attributed for ABC’s special coverage for Donald Trump’s inauguration.
To ease fans’ waiting game, TV Line reported that Gladiator Wanted debuted just few days ahead of season 6. This web series centers on Team OPA as they give a crash course on Gladiating 101 to potential new interns.
Gladiator Wanted Saves Scandal Season 6 Delays
The spin-off became a surprise to avid followers of the show when it was released on Thursday. It consists of six episodes with two-three minutes each and involves behind-the-scene promotions.
One cannot deny the fans’ eagerness to learn season 6’s results for the election. The series’ avid followers want to know whether it is Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) or Francisco Vargas (Ricardo Chavira). However, with Galdiator Wanted, fans can busy themselves with a welcome distraction.
Gladiator Wanted is also the directing debut for Darby Stanchfield, who plays Abby Whelan in the series. The 45-year-old actress has been gearing up for some time before finally stepping into the director’s shoes.
On the other hand, Shonda Rhimes also shared her views on Stanchfield’s first directing gig. The Hollywood Reporter quotes Rhimes as follows.
“Our goal at Shondaland is to hire the best people and then keep them here. But in order to do that, we need to create opportunities for them to grow.
They have to continue learning and doing what they Are passionate about —whether they are an actor that wants to learn how to direct or a PA that wants to take the next step. We love watching them grow and succeed and this web series was the perfect way to do just that.”
Furthemore, the spin-off web series stars Marcus (Cornelius Smith Jr.), Huck (Guillermo Diaz) and Quinn (Katie Lowes). Scandal season 6 airs on January 26.
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