Scandal’s Tony Goldwyn Lands Scripted Drama The Divide at WE tv!
The President has left the building — or in this case, Scandal’s commander-in-chief has left the network. Tony Goldwyn, who plays President Fitz on the hit ABC drama, is headed to WE tv for its first scripted drama, The Divide.
Olivia and Fitz shippers need not panic, though. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tony is just the executive producer for the new show, which was originally developed at AMC with writer Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra) and showrunner John Tinker (The Practice). The Scandal actor remains credited as co-creator, likely overseeing some things during any free time he has.
The show centers around Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland, Homeland), an “impassioned caseworker with the Innocence Initiative who delves into the case of a death-row inmate she believes was wrongly convicted of a young family's heinous murder 11 years earlier.” Throughout the series, she searches for new evidence, and in turn “confronts an equally passionate district attorney, Adam Page (Damon Gupton, Prime Suspect), whose view of justice is colored by shades of gray.” Joe Anderson (Across the Universe), Aunjanue Ellis (The Help), Clarke Peters (The Wire), and Paul Schneider (Parks and Recreation) also star.
This is an exciting step for WE tv, a network that is mostly known for shows like Joan & Melissa and Braxton Family Values, and even more thrilling for Tony. Feel free to leave your congratulations for him below!