Khandi Alexander has been cast on "Scandal" in a key role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Treme" star will play Maya Lewis, Olivia Pope's dead (for now?) mom. Look for Alexander to maker her debut in the Thursday, Nov. 7 episode of the hit ABC series.
THR reports Alexander's character will appear in flashbacks because SPOILER ALERT, Maya Lewis was killed in a plane crash that President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) may be responsible for. Huck (Guillermo Diaz) and Jake (Scott Foley) discovered the president's involvement in the plane crash during the Thursday, Oct. 31 episode of "Scandal."
Alexander will also be seen in the final season of "Treme" beginning on Sunday, Dec. 1. Her other TV credits include "ER," "NewsRadio" and "CSI: Miami."
"Scandal" airs Thursdays, 10 p.m. EST on ABC.
The "Scandal" cast, Season 3
Tony Goldwyn (President Fitzgerald Grant)
Bellamy Young (Mellie Grant)
Jeff Perry (Cyrus Beene)
Scott Foley (Jake Ballard)
Guillermo Diaz (Huck)
Darby Stanchfield (Abby Whelan)
Joshua Malina (David Rosen)
Columbus Short (Harrison Wright)
Katie Lowes (Quinn Perkins)
Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope)