Scandal Casts Khandi Alexander as Olivia's Mom

Michael Slezak

Scandal‘s about to have a “Whoa, mama!” moment.

Khandi Alexander (Treme, CSI: Miami) has been cast in the recurring role of Maya Lewis, late mother of Kerry Washington‘s Olivia Pope, and will start appearing in flashbacks beginning with this Thursday’s episode (10/9c on ABC), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Alexander currently stars in HBO’s Treme, which kicks off an abbreviated fourth and final season Dec. 1 on HBO.

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Last week’s Scandal included a doozy of a plot twist involving the character Alexander will play. (Click here for our recap if you don’t mind getting spoiled.)

Excited about Alexander joining Scandal? Looking forward to flashbacks of Liv and her mom? Sound off below!

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