Everyone has a secret...and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation's elite, and keeping those secrets under wraps. Revered and feared at the same time, Olivia, a former communications director to the President of the United States, left the White House to open her own prominent crisis management firm. She is hoping to start a new chapter in her life - both professionally and personally - but she can't seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her dysfunctional staff, who specialize in fixing other people's lives, can't quite fix the ones closest at hand: their own. The creator and executive producers of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice delve into the behind-the-scenes machinations of a mesmerizing top crisis manager in ABC's highly anticipated new drama, Scandal.
Olivia's accomplished staff, who would follow her anywhere and do whatever it takes to save someone's reputation, include Stephen Finch, who has dated his share of women but is trying to settle down and have a family; Harrison Wright, a slick litigator; Huck, hacker extraordinaire; investigator Abby Whelan, who has an enduring crush on Stephen; and Quinn Perkins, the new young woman in the office who is in awe of Olivia, but is initiated in a trial by fire on her very first day on the job. Olivia's former boss, President Fitzgerald Grant and his chief of staff, Cyrus Beene, are never far from her beat. Her clients aren't the only ones with secrets, though; surprisingly, she may need to exercise all her damage control skills on her own behalf.
Kerry Washington (Ray, The Last King of Scotland
) will star in the ABC network's upcoming show, Scandal
, which debuts for broadcast on April 5th. There are 7 episodes ordered for the premiere run of the program, and ABC/Disney are already planning on a summer debut of the show on DVD! Today the studio informed retailers to expect Scandal - The Complete 1st Season
to be available as a 2-disc set for $29.99 SRP, starting June 12th
(no Blu-ray version was mentioned). Amazon is already taking pre-orders for this item (see button link below) at a discount, and has a first look at the cover art, too (at bottom). No other details have been made available so far, but stay tuned for updates!