Could There Be A B613 Spinoff In The Works?
If you were hoping that Papa Pope would be killed off during season four of “Scandal,” the odds don’t appear to be in your favor. The series mastermind Shonda Rhimes recently revealed that her imagination may have other plans for Rowan and the men of B613.
“I have my own obsessions with B613 that are probably unhealthy,” she told the Hollywood Reporter. “I have like three versions of a B613 spinoff in my head that I obsess about constantly.”
No word on whether or not she’ll act on the fantasy, but chances are, it won’t happen while “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Grey’s Anatomy” are on the air.
“I have some jobs, as you may notice, and not a lot of time to do some new jobs,” she joked. “The last time I had three shows [Grey’s, Scandal and Private Practice] I created on the air at the same time, I promised myself I’d never do that again — so right now, I’m good.”
As for the future on “Scandal,” Shonda says that it’s not a series that will have a lifespan comparable to that of “Grey’s Anatomy,” which is currently in its 11th season.
“We’re telling a story and it’s a very particular story and I don’t think you could go, ‘Now this other person is Olivia Pope.’ It’s not that kind of story; I think there’s an end to it that is important for us to get to.”
Of course, we aren’t the only ones sad to hear that Rhimes has an ending in mind for “Scandal.” Apparently, the folks over at ABC would love for the series to run on and on forever as well.
“What I love is how supportive ABC is and how great [ABC Entertainment Group president] Paul Lee is. Paul says at TCA that he wants Grey’s to run forever and he’d love ‘Scandal’ to run forever. There’s no bigger vote of confidence and that is wonderful. I think I just got a 20-season pickup for all my shows!”
Would you be interested in a B613 spinoff?
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