During May of 2017, it was announced by showrunner Shonda Rhimes that her hit political drama Scandal would be ending next year following the filming of its seventh and final season. As of March 16, the show has now wrapped production on the final episode, with the events of filming during the last scene of the show live-tweeted by Rhimes herself.
ABC, the same network the show has aired on since it first began, reports on this momentous occasion. Over the course of the day, Rhimes posted several videos, photos, and tweets as filming progressed on the show’s last episode.
Things began with a video posted that night in which she says that they are still currently filming the last scene of the episode. “Still happening, not done,” she tells fans. Shortly after, she posted a picture of herself with the show’s crew, reaffirming that things were “getting real” during the last episode.
After several more posts throughout the night featuring pictures of Rhimes with the show’s cast, she finally tweeted out, “And that’s a wrap on #scandal,” to declare the end for Scandal after close to six years.
First airing in 2012, Scandal starred actress Kerry Washington as series lead Olivia Pope, owner of crisis management firm Olivia Pope & Associates and the lives and activities of her and her staff as they interact with people in Washington, D.C., including the fictional president Fitzgerald Grant III played by Tony Goldwyn.
The seventh season in particular is notable not only for being the series finale but featuring a crossover episode with another show produced by Rhimes, How to Get Away With Murder (currently in its fourth season), with Viola Davis and Aja Naomi King playing their characters.