When Scandal returns this fall for season five, a familiar face from season four will be returning in a far more expansive role.
Cornelius Smith Jr. has been upped to a full-fledged series regular for the show’s fifth outing.
Cornelius appeared in two season-four episodes, including the polarizing Ferguson-inspired episode titled The Lawn Chair.
It’s unknown if Cornelius will essentially replace Columbus Short’s ill-fated Harrison Wright, but many viewers suspect that Cornelius’ character (activist Marcus Walker) will join Olivia Pope & Associates as its new gladiator.
Scandal returns on September 24 at 9 p.m.