It’s happening… ABC’s confirmed the worlds of Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder will collide in two special crossover episodes. The series’ stars Kerry Washington and Viola Davis took to Instagram to share photos of themselves on each other’s sets to help spread the news to fans of the popular shows.
The network didn’t release specific details on either episode but did announce the Scandal crossover episode was written by Raamla Mohamed and directed by Tony Goldwyn. The How to Get Away with Murder crossover episode was directed by Zetna Fuentes from a script by Morenike Balogun and Sarah L. Thompson. Both shows return to the Thursday night lineup on January 18th, with the crossovers scheduled for later this season.
In addition to Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, the cast of How to Get Away with Murder includes Billy Brown as Detective Nate Lahey, Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh, Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt, Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone, Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo, Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino, Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom, and Conrad Ricamora as Oliver Hampton.
Scandal‘s final season stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Joshua Malina as David Rosen, Bellamy Young as President Mellie Grant, Scott Foley as Jake Ballard, Joe Morton as Rowan Pope, Cornelius Smith Jr. as Marcus Walker, and George Newbern as Charlie.