While Scandal fans are anxious to see the show shoot in Washington, the reason it hasn’t happened is not out of a lack of desire but because of the fiscal obligations involved.
“I wish, I hope, I want to,” EP Shonda Rhimes told, adding that “budgets, budgets, budgets” are the No. 1 obstacle to taking the show on the road to the nation’s capitol. “It’s expensive to go there, for any production. But we’d like to. We hope to. We’re trying to save our pennies.”
In addition, TVLine reports that while little is known about Portia de Rossi’s character on the series, Rhimes did say that her character would be “a very formidable person.”